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CooperVision shuffles marketing and professional services teams

The contact lens company has appointed new team members and moved people into new roles

Neil Retallic

CooperVision has moved people and made appointments to its UK and Ireland marketing and professional services teams in order to strengthen the support offered to practitioners.

Head of marketing and professional services, Mark Draper, said that all of the appointments bring a wealth of experience to their roles.

“These new appointments reinforce our commitment to continually investing in our people and growing our team in order to provide practitioners with a trusted and knowledgeable service,” he explained.

Optometrist Neil Retallic (pictured) has been appointed professional services manager, covering for Krupa Patel while she is on maternity leave.

Mr Retallic joins from Vision Express where he held the position of professional learning and development manager. He is also a councillor at the British Contact Lens Association, chair of the British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators, and a General Optical Council education committee member.

Contact lens optician, Samantha Armstrong, has been appointed as a professional services consultant in order to deliver education in the north of England and Scotland.

In the marketing team, Sarah Weston has moved from her role as European marketing manager to senior marketing manager. She has been tasked with delivering growth across CooperVision’s product portfolio and delivering the best experience for practitioners and patients.

Ms Weston’s predecessor, Lara Drury, has been appointed as a senior customer marketing manager. She will be responsible for activities to help grow the contact lens market, which includes delivering consumer insights.