Dave Adams - Chairman
Born and educated in Leicester. Studied Optometry at UMIST in Manchester. Qualified in 1976. Joined David Kear Opticians in the Forest of Dean in 1981 after working in Afghanistan at the NOOR Eye Institute Trustee of SAO Cambodia involved in Mission and Aid work in Cambodia Married to Jan, with three children.
Susan Arnold - Treasurer
The Optical Shop, Nailsworth
Adrian Street - Secretary
Adrian is Director of Norville Opticians with long experience as a dispensing optician.
Kerry Irvine, Vice Chair
Originally from Manchester, I graduated from the University of Bradford in 2005. For a number of years I worked in various practices around England including multiple, independant and domicilary, finally settling in Gloucestershire in 2009 when I became the Optometrist Director at Gloucester Specsavers. I have been involved with the LOC and Three Counties Optometry Society since 2010.
I have worked in Gloucestershire all my professional life since taking my pre-reg post in Cirencester in 1977, having hailed from North London and trained at Aston University. I have had my own, independent, practice in Moreton-in-Marsh for 17 years. I have served on the Three Counties Optical Society previously and have been an LOC Committee member for over ten years.
Qualified as an optometrist with Boots in 1989, I have since worked in a variety of locations across the Midlands and have latterly been based in Cheltenham as Practice Manager. I have managed practices of varying sizes since 1992 and combined with this ongoing pre-reg supervision.
Following qualification in 2002 I have worked in both multiple and independent sector practices across Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Since 2005 I have been a junior partner at John Weygang Optometrists. I have an interest in contact lenses and sports vision.
Born and educated in Warwickshire. I qualified in1984 after studying in Cardiff and worked in Lincoln until moving to Gloucestershire in 1988. Since then I have worked for independent practices, joining Norvilles in 1991. I am now self employed and work for independent practices throughout the county. I have been a visiting Optometrist at Caradon Mira in Cheltenham and also at Aston University teaching clinical techniques and refraction. I am married to Paul and we have two daughters.
Born and educated in Bristol. Having graduated in Optometry at Cardiff I came to Gloucestershire to complete my training at Cheltenham General Hospital. After qualifying in 1985 I worked for a small group of practices in Cheltenham, managing the Charlton Kings branch until 1998. Since then I have been self-employed, working for several independent practices in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. I have served previously on the committee of the Three Counties Optometry Society and in 2003 I completed a degree in IT & Information Systems at the University of Gloucestershire.