LOCSU announces new Board members

2 February 2015

Two new Directors have been appointed to the LOCSU’s Board of Directors. Matthew Jinkinson and Charles Bill will respectively represent Local Optical Committees (LOCs) in North of England and the South of England areas. The new appointees replace Steve Mayer and Graham Ackers who retired from the Board in December 2014 having completed their terms of office.

Charles Bill, optometrist, is currently chairman of Devon LOC, having been an active member of the LOC since 2008. He is currently Director of Bill Optical Ltd, that together with his brother, a contact lens optician, he has grown from one family practice to currently six practices across Devon, a business that also provides domiciliary care and includes a sunglass store. Charles is also a director of The Medical Eye Clinic, a surgical eye unit and he also works part-time at Torbay Eye Hospital where he specialises in paediatric optometry.

Matthew Jinkinson is an optometrist in his family-run, independent opticians in Stockport. He is a member of Stockport LOC and is the Clinical Governance and Performance Lead for the community services for the LOC. Matthew is also Finance Director of GM Primary Eyecare Ltd, Greater Manchester's regional LOC Company, which holds contracts with several CCGs to provide multiple services across the region. He is the optometry representative on Greater Manchester Local Eye Health Network working groups for both Cataract and Minor Eye Care Services. 

Alan Tinger, Chairman of the LOCSU Board said: “Graham Ackers and Steve Mayer retired from the Board in December with our grateful thanks for their major contributions to our deliberations. Their experience of and feedback from LOCs in their regions have been invaluable in helping to formulate LOCSU’s strategy and work programmes.

“I am delighted that LOCSU’s process to invite nominations from LOCs, select interview candidates from anonymised personal statements from candidates and a structured interview process has resulted in two such outstanding appointments to the Board. I am very much looking forward to the forward-thinking perspectives they will bring to our Board meetings.” 

Please contact Chris McGachy on cmcgachy@locsu.co.uk if you have any media enquiries.

 

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