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Appointment of new chair of trustees for ABDO College

At the ABDO College Trustees meeting held on Wednesday 27 January, Angela McNamee stood down as chair of the Trustees after five years in the role and having completed the maximum term of eight years as a Trustee. She has been succeeded as Chair by former ABDO President Clive Marchant

Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO, secretary to the trustees says, “Angela McNamee has had five highly important and successful years as chair of the ABDO College Trustees. She has shown great leadership during these recent most difficult of times and has always put the long term interests of the College first. Her keen sense of duty will be greatly missed by her fellow Trustees and College staff alike.

“Clive Marchant assumes the chair at this challenging time and his considerable experience as an ABDO Board member and President will certainly be invaluable in the months ahead.”

Clive Marchant FBDO says, “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of the College Trustees It is 20 years since ABDO College was established, a time to celebrate its success to date but the pandemic is a time of great challenge as the college team adapt to delivering first class education remotely. Jo Underwood, the College’s founder principal retires. Through her leadership the College has grown to become a world-renowned educator of opticians. Jo should be immensely proud of all she has achieved. The College will be in good hands when her successor Dr Robert Cubbidge takes post this summer. With change comes new opportunities and ABDO College will continue to be at the forefront of delivering world class education for the optical profession. I look forward to working with the trustees and college team as we develop and approve the College’s strategic goals and objectives.”