Frances Mirabelli has been appointed chief executive officer of ProVision, taking over the reins from Steven Johnston who left the company after 10 successful years of service on 27 January 2022.
Described as “an experienced, results-focused executive with an extensive knowledge of not-for-profit and membership associations”, Ms Mirabelli commences in her new role with ProVision on 14 February.
In a statement Ian Bluntish, Chair of the ProVision Board of Directors said Ms Mirabelli is “qualified and well equipped to understand the clinical and business pressures on optometric practice”. Additionally, he said she is “comfortable at the forefront of healthcare advocacy and well-versed in responding to aligned social issues, a leader of people, companies and communities. Frances has a demonstrated record of outstanding strategic leadership, risk governance, policy development, change, operational and performance management and exceeding business and financial key performance indicators.”
Frances has a demonstrated record of outstanding strategic leadership, risk governance, policy development, change, operational and performance management
Prior to joining ProVision, Ms Mirabelli has held a number of senior roles in aged care, delivering sustainable quality care against changing community expectations in an industry with numerous multi-dimensional challenges. She has also held senior roles in health practitioner membership-based organisations, all of which give her a solid foundation for her understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by ProVision.
“The Board believes that over the last 10 years, ProVision has developed a highly experienced and effective leadership team skilled in the functional areas necessary to support our members, and Frances will bring new skills and understanding to this team as the Chief Executive,” Mr Bluntish wrote.
“Further with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science from RMIT, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Monash University, and as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) Frances is qualified and well equipped to understand the clinical and business pressures on optometric practice.
“Frances is looking forward to a diverse range of new challenges in this varied and exciting role, and is particularly keen to learn from all of you about the profession and the optical industry. We all look forward to meeting Frances in the coming weeks, when I know you will congratulate her and welcome her to the challenging world of optometry.”