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Board Changes at Optometry Australia

Darrell Baker continues in his role as president of Optometry Australia following the organisation’s annual general meeting in November 2019. However, several changes were made to the composition of the national board of directors, including the appointment of Murray Smith to the position of Deputy President following Kylie Harris’ decision to step down from this position. Ms Harris, who is an independent director, remains on the national board.

Mr Smith joined the national board in 2019 having been nominated by Optometry Victoria/South Australia following the merger of both divisions. He remains a director of the state division.

Margaret Lam was newly appointed, nominated by the Optometry New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory division, replacing Steve Zantos who joined the national board in 2015 but has now stepped down. Ms Lam and Mr Zantos are also members of their state council.

Tori Halsey has been appointed through her nomination from Optometry Tasmania, replacing Karen Garner-Hamilton who, after two years as the state’s nominee director, has chosen to step down. Ms Halsey is also a member of the Optometry Tasmania board.

Gavin O’Callaghan will serve another year in the role of Treasurer.

The national board now comprises of the following members:

Darrell Baker: President Murray

Smith: Deputy President

Gavin O’Callaghan: Treasurer

David Bradley: Director

Tori Halsey: Director

Kylie Harris: Director

John Palassis: Director

Margaret Lam: Director