Could you be an AOP Councillor?

We’re inviting members to put themselves forward


We’re inviting members, at all levels of the profession, to put themselves forward to become AOP Council representatives. Nominations will be open for 12 elected and three designated positions from 26 February to 19 March.

Representing member interests from across the profession, our Councillors play an essential role in ensuring member views are reflected in AOP policy. Qualified members can put themselves forward for elected geographical posts. Designated positions are open to undergraduate students, pre-registration optometrists and newly-qualified optometrists. 

Encouraging members to apply, Henrietta Alderman, AOP Chief Executive, said: “In 2018 and 2019 the AOP Council will discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities facing optics, including the continuing GOC education strategic review, and potential changes to the profession’s regulation. It’s a really interesting time to be involved.
“If you think you can represent your peers, and want to help steer the profession, please consider putting yourself forward to be an elected or designated representative.”

Voting for elected positions will be open from 3-23 April, with all qualified members eligible to vote. Designated positions will be chosen by the AOP appointments committee. All results will be announced in May, with the nomination and voting process managed by electronic voting specialists Mi-Voice.

To find out more about applying visit our Council elections pages