Vision Eye Institute (VEI), Australia’s largest private ophthalmology provider and operator of 11 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 years at the helm.
In a statement, VEI extended its gratitude to Mr Thiedeman “for his exceptional leadership, dedication, and countless contributions to the organisation’s success”.
“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.
Initially an orthoptist, Ms Cranage transitioned to operational management over 16 years ago.
While at VEI, she has implemented innovative solutions to streamline operations and optimise resource allocation, held nationwide responsibility for health fund negotiations for VHG, and executive responsibility for the national projects portfolio.
Outside VEI, she chairs the board of Alina Vision, a social enterprise that aims to address demand for eye health services in the world’s most underserved communities.
Ms Cranage said she was “thrilled” and “committed to upholding the values and principles that have been the foundation of VEI’s success”.