GOC appoints new committee members

The new members of the investigation and companies committees will take up their positions on 1 January

Gordon Illett

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed a total of five new committee members, who will provide expert advice on key areas of the regulatory body’s work.

The GOC’s investigation committee has added two new registrant committee members, and three new business representatives have joined the companies committee.

Chair of the GOC, Gareth Hadley, said: “I would like to welcome our new committee appointments to the GOC. The input they will provide will be vital to our work in the coming months and years ahead. Their expertise will be invaluable in helping us to progress key projects such as our Education Strategic Review. 

Optometrist and vice-chairman of SeeAbility, Gordon Ilett (pictured); managing director of Boots Opticians, Jonathan Gardner; as well as optometrist and clinical services director at Optical Express, Stephen Hannan all join the companies committee.

Joining the investigations committee is optometrist Christian Dutton and Manchester-based dispensing optician Richard Rawlingson.

All of the new appointments will take up their positions on 1 January.