Geoff Roberson to retire

Optometrist Geoff Roberson will step down from his role as professional adviser at the AOP in early 2017

Geoff Roberson
Professional adviser at the AOP, Geoff Roberson, will step down from the role to retire in March 2017 after more than a decade with the Association.

As part of the Association’s clinical and regulatory team, for the last 11 years Mr Roberson has been on hand offering AOP members professional advice and guidance on clinical and primary care matters, as well as clinical governance and vision standards.

As an optometrist, Mr Roberson has a wealth of experience in private practice and optometric education, with previous roles including training adviser to DOCET, visiting lecturer at City University and director of the Institute of Optometry. In 2013 he was awarded Life Fellowship to the College of Optometrists, an organisation that he was acting chief executive of 10 years earlier.

AOP chief executive, Henrietta Alderman, said: "During the past 10 years Geoff Roberson has been an integral member of the AOP team, working tirelessly for the benefit of the Association and our members. He will be greatly missed and I believe there will be many who will want to join us in thanking him for all his support and wish him the best for his retirement."