The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) has announced the retirement of its chief executive officer (CEO), Bryony Pawinska.
Ms Pawinska joined the FMO in January 2016 to work part-time as CEO, following retirement from her full-time position as chief executive of the College of Optometrists. She will retire at the end of May.
Speaking about her time at the FMO, Ms Pawinska, said: “It has been an interesting period of semi-retirement – I have worked with some wonderful people and learned a great deal about the ‘other side’ of a sector I have come to love over the years. I wish FMO every success as it continues to develop as a modern trade body.”
Chair of the FMO, Andy Yorke, said that the Federation will be “very sorry” to see Ms Pawinska leave. “She has seen through a programme of modernisation of FMO’s governance and management in the past two years, and played an active role in the development of Optrafair as a vibrant show run by the sector for the sector, as well as contributing to the work of the Optical Confederation, of which FMO is a founder member. We wish her every happiness in the future,” he said.