GOC director steps down

Josie Lloyd to step down from her position as GOC director of resources on 1 August

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The director of resources at the General Optical Council (GOC), Josie Lloyd, is to step down from her role, it was announced on Thursday (26 May).

She leaves the position to take up her new role as resource director at housing association Colne on 1 August.

Her work at the GOC included ensuring efficient management of the regulator’s finances, and successfully managing the functioning of the registration, human resources and IT facilities.

GOC chief executive and registrar, Samantha Peters said: “I would like to wish Josie all the best in her new role, and thank for her the tremendous work she has done for us in her three and a half years at the GOC.”

She continued: “In particular, I must thank Josie for all her instrumental work in securing our move from Harley Street to our new Farringdon offices. The move has been in the pipeline for many years, and without Josie’s commitment and tireless endeavour we would not have been able to so successfully complete this move.

“Josie has been invaluable in providing support to me and the GOC more widely, and, while we will be sad to see her go, we are delighted to see her appointed in this new role,” Ms Peters emphasised.

The GOC will be appointing a new interim director of resources, with a permanent successor to follow later this year.