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New Optometry Board Chair

Perth optometrist Stuart Aamodt has been announced as the new Chair of the Optometry Board of Australia.

Health Ministers, as the Ministerial Council for the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, have announced 40 new appointments and reappointments of Chairs and Board members to fill vacancies across nine National Boards.

Three new Board Chairs have been appointed, including Mr Aamodt.

Mr Aamodt has been the Presiding Member of the Optometry Board of Australia after the previous Chair, Judy Hannan, stepped down in March 2023 to become a Member of Parliament in the NSW Legislative Assembly.

Mr Aamodt works in an independent optometry practice in Perth. Previously, he worked for Lions Outback Vision in Yawuru country, a not-for-profit optometry clinic, where he provided outreach and optometric services for the local communities in and around the Kimberley. His role involved working closely with the local ophthalmology team, providing pre-clinical work ups, post operative care, and triaging urgent cases when the ophthalmology team were on outreach.

Three new Board Chairs have been appointed, including Mr Aamodt.