ProVision CEO Ms Frances Mirabelli has resigned, after commencing in the role in February this year.
Mr Ian Bluntish, ProVision chairman, said the board has asked its merchandise manager, Mr Tony Jones, to assume the CEO role in an acting capacity until a new CEO is appointed.
“Tony has served ProVision for 10 years, has a broad knowledge of the optometry business, and is well known to our members and suppliers,” Bluntish said.
During her six-month tenure, Bluntish said Mirabelli has worked to reinvigorate ProVision’s strategic direction and to re-engage with members after the COVID-19 lockdowns of recent years.
Mirabelli, who has been travelling across the country to meet ProVision practices, was instrumental in a decision to invite non-member optometrists to ProVision’s biennial national conference this year for the first time in its 30-year history.
The conference is taking place Friday 21 to Sunday 23 October at the Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park.
Mirabelli’s resignation takes effect immediately and the board will now continue its search for a new CEO.