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New CEO for Vision Eye Institute

Amanda Cranage, CEO Vision Eye Institute

Vision Eye Institute (VEI), Australia’s largest private ophthalmology provider and operator of eleven day surgeries through Vision Hospital Group (VHG), has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Amanda Cranage, a long-standing member of the organisation, has been appointed CEO, replacing James Thiedeman who has stepped down after more than five and a half years at the helm.

In a statement, VEI extended its deepest gratitude to Mr Thiedeman “for his exceptional leadership, dedication, and countless contributions to the organisation’s success.  The statement said Mr Thiedeman’s departure “marks the end of a transformative era for VEI”.

“Under his guidance, the company has achieved remarkable growth, expanded its market reach and solidified its position as a leading player in the industry – despite the challenges of a global pandemic, increased healthcare costs and workforce shortages.”

Respected and Accomplished Leader

Incoming CEO Amanda Cranage has been described as “a respected and accomplished leader” who has held various pivotal positions in the organisation over several years.

Beginning her career as an orthoptist, Ms Cranage transitioned to operational management over 16 years ago. While At VEI, she has successfully implemented innovative solutions to streamline operations and optimise resource allocation, ultimately leading to improved patient experiences and outcomes.

Previously responsible for driving and growing the Victorian and Brisbane businesses, she successfully led the development of Panch Day Surgery in Melbourne, a major refurbishment of RiverCity Private Hospital (Level 3) in Brisbane, and the extensive expansion and refurbishment of Vision Eye Institute’s Footscray consulting facility in Melbourne. Ms Cranage has also held the nationwide responsibility for health fund negotiations for VHG and executive responsibility for the national projects portfolio.

Outside VEI, Ms Cranage is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Alina Vision, a social enterprise that aims to address the rising demand for eye health services in the world’s most underserved communities.

Ms Cranage said she was “thrilled” to take on the leadership role at VEI. “As I move into the role of CEO, I am committed to upholding the values and principles that have been the foundation of VEI’s success,” she said.