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Rowena Beckenham new ProVision Chair

After 13 years at the helm of ProVision, Ian Bluntish has stepped aside, with Rowena Beckenham taking over as Chair of the independent optometry network.

Mr Bluntish will remain on the Board. The new Board is Ms Beckenham (Chair), Mr Bluntish, Ms Bernie Eastwood, Mr Brett Jenkinson, Mr Andrew Koch, and Ms Leah Meulendjiks.

ProVision has benefited from Mr Bluntish’s knowledge, leadership, management, and strategic skills

In a media release announcing the change in leadership, Ms Beckenham thanked Mr Bluntish for his “extraordinary service to ProVision and to the Board, of which he has been a member for 15 years including his stewardship as Chairman for 13 years”.

“Over this time, ProVision has undergone many changes and faced many challenges.

“Our members’ needs have varied as the profession and the business environment in which we operate has changed, and during all of this, the organisation has continued to mature and has indeed become bigger and stronger,” she said.

She said ProVision has benefited from Mr Bluntish’s knowledge, leadership, management, and strategic skills developed through his many roles within Optometry and specifically his Presidency of OA National and South Australian Boards as well as through his regulatory work as chair of the Optometry Board of Australia and in his private practice.

“I know that Ian will miss his involvement at this level of intensity with ProVision, but that he believes in the importance of planning succession and continuing to seek new and different personal challenges,” Ms Beckenham said.