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GOC reappoints Glenn Tomison and Rosie Glazebrook

17 Dec 2018

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The Privy Council has reappointed registrant Council member Glenn Tomison and lay Council member Rosie Glazebrook for another four years, commencing 1 January 2019.

Gareth Hadley, GOC Chair, said: “We are delighted that Glenn and Rosie will remain part of the Council for another term. Their expertise and contribution has been invaluable over the last four years and I look forward to continuing to work with them as we progress our strategic projects to introduce new business standards and reform education and training for students and qualified practitioners.”

Glenn is also Chair of the GOC Standards Committee, which advises and gives assistance to the Council on matters relating to the standards of conduct and performance expected of registrants or those seeking admission to a register.

Rosie is also Chair of the Registration Committee, which advises the Council on matters relating to registration.

Both Rosie and Glenn are also members of the Nominations Committee which has responsibility for appointing and reappointing GOC committee members.




For further information please contact:

Communications Team

General Optical Council

t: 020 7580 3898 – option 3




1.Photographs of Glenn and Rosie are available on request. Biographies for Glenn and Rosie are available from

2.The appointments were confirmed by the Privy Council after the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) approved the GOC’s appointments process.

3. The GOC Council is composed of twelve members; six GOC registrants and six lay members (not optometrists or dispensing opticians). The Chair must be a lay member. Their biographies are available here:

4.The GOC has eight advisory committees each of which has a specific strategic focus.


About the General Optical Council:
The GOC is the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Its purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians. The Council currently registers around 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.


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