Terri Smith, CEO of Optometry Victoria, has advised the Board that she will be leaving the organisation in August.
In a statement, Optometry Australia’s President, Kylie Harris said “Terri has held the CEO role for almost seven years, and during this time has consistently demonstrated her commitment to supporting members and the profession.
“She has brought enthusiasm and energy to all her work with the Association and we will be very sad to see her go.”
In additiion to her responsibilities at a state level, Terri has contributed significantly to national initiatives.
Terri has held the CEO role for almost seven years, and during this time has consistently demonstrated her commitment to supporting members and the profession.
“Terri has very much enjoyed her role and has valued the opportunity to work with members, the Victorian Board, the national association and the wider optometric profession. She tells me it is a difficult role to leave but that this seems like the right time, and plans to take a well-earned break before looking for another role.”
Ms. Harrris said an extended period of notice will give Optometry Australia the opportunity to minimise disruption to the Victorian division. “The Board has commenced the recruitment process for her successor.”
Ms. Smith’s final day in the office will be Friday 8 August.