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GOC interim director of education steps down

Dr Subo Shanmuganathan leaves the regulator with immediate effect

The General Optical Council (GOC) has confirmed the immediate departure of its interim director of education, Dr Subo Shanmuganathan.

Dr Shanmuganathan steps down from the role having led the regulator’s Education Strategic Review (ESR) and its CET Review over the last year.

The announcement comes after the GOC’s ESR implementation plan was signed off by its Council at a meeting earlier this month.

The regulator said that it will advertise for a permanent placement for the role shortly.

GOC chief executive and registrar, Lesley Longstone, said: “I’m extremely grateful for all the work, personal energy and commitment Subo has invested in our education work during her time with us as interim and wish her well in whatever she chooses to do next.”