The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has appointed Dr Glen Power to the newly created position of CEO. He arrives with a breadth of senior-level experience in the health sector, including a key advisory role within a state health minister’s office.
Managing director Professor Bill Morgan announced Power would be joining the institute to support an ambitious strategic growth plan that was set in motion in 2020 to ensure a successful and sustainable future.
During the past 22 years, Power has held senior roles within the Australian health industry including as CEO of Perth Clinic, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, and St John of God Warrnambool Hospital. He was also chief of staff and principal policy advisor to the Western Australian minister for health.
He is a Rhodes Scholar (Western Australia, 1992) and studied science, law and politics at Oxford, Murdoch, Western Australia and Melbourne universities. While at Oxford, he was elected president of the Magdalen College Middle Common Room.
After his doctorate at the same university, he was an associate at McKinsey & Co, completing the firm’s ‘Mini-MBA’. He is currently branch president of the Australian Private Hospitals Association in WA.
“As chief executive officer, Dr Power will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation, and will play a crucial role in leading a number of exciting projects that are currently in development,” Morgan said.
Morgan, a practising ophthalmologist and researcher, will continue in his role of managing director. Supported by the new CEO, he will remain responsible for the overall direction of LEI, and will retain a focus on the research functions of the organisation.