Moorfields Eye Charity has appointed four new trustees to its board in support of Moorfields Eye Hospital and its partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
The board appointments include Johanna Moss, director of strategy and business development at Moorfields Eye Hospital; Michael Izza, chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; Dr Rob Jones, governor of Moorfields Eye Hospital; and Professor Eric Thomas, academic clinician and former vice chancellor of the University of Bristol.
The appointments are part of the charity’s new six-year strategy, which launched today (27 November). It aligns the charity’s aims and core belief, ‘people’s sight matters,’ with the eye hospital’s, which was announced in July.
Chief executive of Moorfields Eye Charity, Robert Dufton, said: “Every day thousands of people around the world lose their sight. Our aim is to support Moorfields in a new world-class eye health facility for integrated clinical care, teaching and research, benefitting patients across London, the UK and globally.”
Moorfields and UCL are currently developing plans for building a new eye centre to deliver clinical care, education and research in the Kings Cross and St Pancras area of London by 2024.
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