Secretary of the Public Affairs and Economic Committee
Elaine is ABDO’s Head of Professional Services and International Development. She qualified as a dispensing optician and first registered with the General Optical Council in 1985. She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. She is a Trustee of the Board for the European Academy of Optometry and Optics, Secretary of JOCEU (Joint Optical Committee on the European Union), Scientific Committee Member of the Silmo Academy in France and a member of the Jury Verres for Silmo. Elaine is also the Director of Development for the International Opticians Association whose role is “to enhance and develop the optical profession around the world” She is based in Manchester in the UK.