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People on the move – August 2021

People on the move august 2021

Welcome to ‘People on the move – August 2021′, Insight’s monthly bulletin to keep the Australian ophthalmic sector 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 consideration at

Tim Trede – Optos 

Tim Trede has returned to Optos as account manager for Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Over the past 10 years Tim has worked in various roles throughout the ophthalmic industry and after a short hiatus from Optos, he’s back. When asked about the return to Optos, Tim said “it’s great to be back home!”

George Nilas – National Optical Care 

This week National Optical Care welcomed George Nilas as its new practice development manager in Queensland. George has over 10 years’ experience in the optometry sector. He spent four years as Queensland regional manager with Bailey Nelson and prior to this was store manager of its flagship Brisbane CBD store. He is a qualified dispenser and has also worked in a variety of roles with Specsavers, iLab Optics and OPSM.


Dr Revathy Mani – UNSW

Dr Revathy Mani has joined as an Education-Focused Lecturer at School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney. She is involved in teaching Binocular Vision and her research interest is focused on studying eye movement deficits in people with Traumatic Brain Injury.




Patricia Sparrow – Vision 2020 Australia 

The peak body for the eye health and vision care has appointed former Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) head Ms Patricia Sparrow as its new CEO. Sparrow will be commencing in the role on 27 September, taking over from Ms Judith Abbott who is assuming the role of CEO at Carers Victoria. Sparrow has also previously worked in consumer health advocacy, in departmental roles and as a senior adviser to federal government ministers.

Elizabeth Kodari – Luxottica 

Elizabeth Kodari has taken on a new role as health fund and business partnerships sales manager for Luxottica, responsible for relationships and business development with corporate partners and health funds. Over the past six years, she has held numerous roles within Luxottica including managing optometrist to professional services manager for NSW and ACT. “I am incredibly fortunate and proud to work for a company that has nurtured my professional development as both an optometrist and a leader,” she said.


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