Chris Hunt will step down as chairman of the Optical Confederation (OC) this month when his two-year term comes to a close, it has been announced.
Mr Hunt, whose term leading the confederation officially ends on 23 October, said: “I have greatly enjoyed my role as chairman of the OC and have gained a real insight into the ability of the member organisations to work together for the benefit of the sector and the patients we serve. However, I now feel it is the right time to return to my wider interests in optics and take up other opportunities that I have put on hold whilst chairing the OC.”
He added that he would “maintain a close interest” in the work of the OC and advocate the merits of a single voice for optics.
The appointment of a new chair of the OC will not be made at this time.