Optometry Queensland & Northern Territory (OQ&NT) has appointed Ms. Cathryn Baker to the position of Executive Officer. Ms. Baker will replace Cristy Ross who has led the Association since September 2011.
David Foresto, President of OQ&NT said Ms. Baker brings extensive experience in executive roles to the position. Ms. Baker was the former and founding CEO of the Macular Degeneration Foundation (now Macular Disease Foundation Australia); Australasian Marketing and Fundraising Manager for The Fred Hollows Foundation; Australian General Manager of The Immune Deficiencies Foundation; and Chief Executive Officer NSW/ACT Save the Children Australia.
In a statement issued by OQ&NT, Mr. Foresto said Ms. Baker’s application was a “standout even in a very strong field of candidates”.
He wote, “Cathryn is clearly a confident and highly motivated individual and has experience in both established and developing organisations. Cathryn also has substantial experience in events management, government advocacy, member services and public awareness”.