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Alan Saks Appointed CCLSA CEO

Alan Saks has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cornea and Contact Lens Association (CCLSA), Australia.

CCLSA National President Damien Fisher welcomed Mr. Saks to the role. “He has joined the team as our former CEO, Andrew Coleshill, has decided to move onto other projects. We thank Andrew for his commitment and contributions to the society. Alan Saks comes from a strong practicing background in optometry, has presented at many conferences and has served on a variety of boards in the contact lens area internationally. He will be a great addition to the CCLSA and we look forward to working with him.”


Mr. Saks received a Life Membership of the New Zealand Cornea & Contact Lens Society (CCLSNZ) at the Society’s annual general meeting in March. Jagrut Lallu, CCLSNZ President, said the award recognised Mr. Saks’ contribution to the Society and optometry over the past two decades.

“Alan entered on the New Zealand optometric scene in in 1994, shortly after his arrival from South Africa, with his thought provoking and sometimes controversial, ‘In Contact’ column, published in the NZ Optics magazine. He soon backed up his words with actions when he was elected as a Councillor to the CCLSNZ council,” said Mr. Lallu.

He will be a great addition to the CCLSA and we look forward to working with him

“Alan always has had a strong interest in technology and assisted with the implementation of the first CCLSNZ website, as well as email communication in the late 1990s… he was heavily involved with the organisation of conferences, as well as assisting the CCLS in defending the landmark Gates- Maher legal challenge that sought to deregulate the prescribing on contact lenses in NZ. Alan was elected as President of the CCLSNZ in March 2001, for two years.”

Mr. Lallu congratulated Mr. Saks on his appointment as CEO of the CCLSA, and said he looked forward to a closer working relationship between the CCLSNZ and the CCLSA.