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Josie Lloyd to step down as GOC director

26 May 2016

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The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Director of Resources, Josie Lloyd, is to step down from her role to take up a new position as Resource Director at Colne, a housing association near to her home.

Josie will take up her position on 1 August 2016, until when she will remain in post at the GOC.

GOC Chief Executive and Registrar, Samantha Peters said: “I would like to wish Josie all the best in her new role, and thank her for the tremendous work she has done for us in her three and a half years at the GOC.

“In particular, I must thank Josie for all her instrumental work in securing our move from Harley Street to our new Farringdon offices. The move had been in the pipeline for many years, and without Josie’s commitment and tireless endeavour we would not have been able to so successfully complete this move. As an organisation we are already very much reaping the benefits of the new offices.

“Josie has been invaluable in providing support to me and the GOC more widely and, while we will all be sad to see her go, we are delighted to see her appointed in this new role.”

During her time at the GOC, Josie’s achievements include ensuring efficient management of the GOC’s finances and successfully managing the Registration, HR. IT and Facilities functions.

The GOC will shortly be appointing a new interim Director of Resources, before recruiting a permanent successor later this year.


For media enquiries please contact:

Simon Grier
Communications Manager
General Optical Council
t: 020 7307 3478

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, performance and conduct amongst opticians. The Council currently registers around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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