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HomeminewsAndrew Coleshill Appointed to Role of CCLSA CEO

Andrew Coleshill Appointed to Role of CCLSA CEO

Andrew Coleshill has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia. Mr. Coleshill replaces Dorothy Carlborg and is the first paid part-time CEO the Society has engaged, indicating the Society’s increasing significance in the sector.

Mr. Coleshill is an optical mechanic with a long history in the sector having commenced his career in 1987. He ran his own OPSM practice for many years and has also worked at CR Surfacing – a business owned by family members. Mr. Coleshill has worked with Alcon (Queensland) in vision care, and more recently with Designs for Vision in Surgical. He recently completed his Executive Masters Degree in Business and has been consulting to boards of directors on governance, strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Mr. Coleshill said he was excited to take on the role of CEO. “Dorothy has done a fantastic job, building up the Society over eight years and I now have a great base from which to take it to the next level.

“We will be taking a ‘three horizon approach’ to developing the Society further, by which I mean:

The scope and reach of optometry is now vastly different when compared with what it was a few years ago

1. We will maintain and build what we have through social media, our website, and increased activity at state and major events to ensure students, members and non-members have increased access to professional development in the cornea and contact lens area.

2. We will build on ICCLC to attract more delegates from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 3. We will develop our mission statement, which will define where we will be in six years.

“The scope and reach of optometry is now vastly different when compared with what it was a few years ago. Optometry is much broader than refracting and offering lenses, and as it broadens further, it’s so important to ensure our profession has a full understanding of the latest technology, treatments and even the surgical side.

To ensure this happens, we need a broad spectrum of professional societies working in the back ground.”