New registrar starts
General Optical Council Promoting good eye care, protecting the public
New registrar starts

SamanthaSamantha Peters started as our new chief executive and registrar on 28 March.

Samantha is an experienced chief executive, with an MBA from Cass Business School. She has worked in the health sector for 11 years, leading the British Society of Rheumatology, and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology. In these roles and as Chief Executive of the British Youth Council, she has worked closely with an extended network of professionals and wider stakeholders, and has built robust policy, advisory and communications functions.

In addition to her full-time employed roles, Samantha has held a number of public interest posts focusing on delivering services and support for patients and the wider general public. In particular, she has been a trustee of Arthritis Care and of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance.

Announcing the appointment, Anna Bradley, Chair of the GOC said: “We have a challenging organisational agenda and live in interesting times in the health sector. Samantha will give us the clear and personable leadership we need to take the GOC forward."

Samantha Peters said: "I am delighted to be joining the GOC, and look forward to helping it deliver its invaluable role in promoting high standards of optical care. I welcome the chance to work with the GOC’s Council, staff and registrants to build on its strong reputation for protecting the public, and delivering excellent service."


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