Welcome to People on the move, a new concept we’re trialling for Insight’s e-newsletter and website to keep the ophthalmic industry updated on new appointments and personnel changes.
If you’d like to tell the market about a new person in your company, practice, or clinic, please send the person’s name, position, image and a short description about their role to editor Myles Hume for his consideration at email@example.com.
People on the move – April/May
Jeena Tan – Specsavers ANZ
A qualified optometrist, Jeena has been with Specsavers both in store and as part of the optometry support team for more than 10 years. She has recently been appointed to the new role of Specsavers’ head of clinical systems, and will be responsible for leveraging technology to advance Specsavers’ clinical systems and equipment strategy, supporting optometrists in improving care and health outcomes for patients.
Amanda Vanstone – Vision 2020 Australia
Former Vision 2020 Australia chair Amanda Vanstone has taken on the role of patron of the organisation. Amanda served as board chair for six years, making a significant and lasting impact during her tenure. She joins Barry Jones as patron of Vision 2020 Australia, with their combined experience in public life providing the sector an invaluable resource to draw upon.
Amy Choi – George and Matilda Eyecare
Amy is heading up George and Matilda’s newly launched Onboarding Team. She has 10 years’ experience in the optical industry, as an optical dispenser, practice manager and in George and Matilda’s national operations team, where she has assisted in the onboarding process for 58 practices. “I really strive to partner with the team and build relationships with them whilst achieving our standards. As each onboard is tailored to the needs of an individual practice this means you need to be agile and find solutions to achieve meaningful results in a short period of time.”
Mel Deguara – George and Matilda Eyecare
Mel joined George and Matilda four years ago as a practice manager and is now supporting Amy Choi as part of the Onboarding Team. Attracted to the company due to it being an Australian brand with a high level of patient care, Mel has travelled to different locations, where she has met and worked with many of the George and Matilda team. “I enjoy being able to help and contribute to my community, and to me vision is a gift, so to be able to assist in providing customers with the best aided vision is a privilege.”