Annette Dobbs has stepped down as an AOP Councillor for Wales, due to family commitments.
In a statement from the AOP, the Association offered its thanks to Ms Dobbs “for all the hard work she has put in as an AOP Councillor,” and wished her the best for the future.
OT understands that Ms Dobbs will remain actively involved in optics in Wales.
The new AOP Councillor is Nadeen Joseph, who will represent Wales alongside Mike George, an AOP Board member. Ms Joseph was runner-up in the Council elections which took place in October 2015.