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GOC appoints director of regulatory strategy

Steve Brooker will take up the newly created role on 23 May

GOC reception

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Steve Brooker to the new role of director of regulatory strategy.

Brooker will lead the education, policy, standards and communications and engagement functions at the optical regulator.

He is currently head of policy development and research at the Legal Services Board and will take up the new role on 23 May.

Brooker shared that he is “delighted” to be joining the GOC.

“The GOC is a modern regulator with an ambitious agenda for change, and it will be a great privilege to help deliver its important reform programme and shape the future strategic direction of the organisation,” he said.

Chief executive and registrar at the GOC, Leonie Milliner, shared that Brooker’s experience in legal services regulation would be of “direct benefit” to the optical regulator and bring “fresh perspectives and challenge to our approaches to healthcare regulation as we move into the new landscape of regulatory reform.”

Prior to his current role, Brooker established and led the Legal Services Consumer Panel for five years. He is a former head of fair markets at Consumer Focus.