Lyn Brodie, Chief Executive Officer of Optometry Australia (OA), has been named as one of Australia and New Zealand’s top Association Influencers for 2022 by the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE). She was one of 12 executives to achieve this recognition from a pool of 53 peer-nominated candidates.
AuSAE said that the independent judging panel cited Ms Brodie’s nomination as inspiring and set the benchmark for the year that was 2021.
Since she commenced in her role at OA in July 2017, Ms Brodie has nurtured a strong organisational culture that ensures members are front and centre of all decision making. Through this philosophy, the range of member services offered has expanded rapidly. Likewise, it was through Ms Brodie’s foresight that the Association developed Optometry 2040 and the sector now has a 20-year blueprint for its sustained evolution.
Strong results achieved from OA’s member and staff surveys also demonstrate Ms Brodie’s influence and achievements with a 5% growth of membership, progress made in advancing optometry and evolving scope of practice, as well as a range of awards the organisation has achieved in recent years.
The OA team nominated Ms Brodie for the award without her knowledge or the knowledge of the Association’s Board.
In a statement OA said, “Collectively the national board and staff are very proud to have such a recognised inspirational leader and influencer at our helm and we extend our warmest congratulations to Lyn”.
Article adapted from an article published at www.optometry.org.au.