The Team

Optometry Scotland Executive Committee

Officers

Chair David Quigley, Director, Specsavers Scotland 

Vice-Chair Julie Mosgrove, Professional Services Manager for Duncan and Todd and has ultimate responsibility for the clinical compliance of the business in every aspect of optometric care

Immediate Past Chair Samantha Watson, has held numerous leadership roles at Boots Opticians, including head of policy and most recently Senior Professional Services Manager.

Clinical Advisor Frank Munro, Independent optometrist with six practices located across Glasgow and Lanarkshire and one of the founders of Optometry Scotland. Frank is Chair of the NES Advisory board and is area optical lead for Lanarkshire

Treasurer Gale Leslie, Locum optometrist

Sub Committee Chairs

Professional Development Committee Gillian Syme, Director, Specsavers Irvine. Very much still involved as part of the optometry team in Irvine and is testing most days. Gill has worked with Specsavers for twenty four years and is a member of the local AOC and Specsavers’ ‘Professional Leadership Council’.

Communications Committee Nicola McElvanney, helped to establish the Optometry Scotland Communications Committee, its purpose being to establish better methods of engaging with members and non-members, advising them of OS activity, and seeking views and opinions of the profession as a whole. OS also actively lobby MSP’s and engage with other stakeholders in order to promote the growing success of General Ophthalmic Services and ensure that patient care is never compromised.

Dispensing Committee Graeme Stevenson, Graeme represents the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) on the Optometry Scotland Executive. Graeme is a contact lens optician working in practice in Glasgow four days per week. In addition, he is a CET approver and Educational Visitor Panel member for the General Optical Council. Graeme is the sub regional lead for ABDO in Scotland. He is a past chair of the Scottish Contact Lens Society and has worked as a clinical affairs consultant for Alcon

Independent Representatives

Alistair Duff, Independent practice owner in Ayrshire

Ian Jarvis, Independent practice owner in Dundee

Richard Spruce, Independent practice owner in Forth Valley

Colette Dunsmore, Independent practice owner Lanarkshire

Multiple representatives

Emma Robb Specsavers, Independent prescribing optometrist and Store Director of Specsavers Newton Mearns

Lauren Field Boots, Since qualifying as an Optometrist in 2007 Lauren has worked in various different roles within Boots Opticians, with her current position being Clinical Manager in the Braehead practice

Ioana Stan, Starting in optics at the age of 15 and qualified as an Optometrist in 2009. Ioana developed a career within Specsavers from pre-reg to a JVP approved optometrist and represents Boots on the OS Executive during her secondment role as Clinical Manager

Graham Freeman Black and Lizars, Clinical Services Manager and optometrist for Black & Lizars. Helping to drive clinical policies and initiatives, company clinical governance and promoting clinical excellence

David McTaggart Vision Express, David started his career in optics at 16 years old with Vision Express, initially as a part time associate, working his way up to store manager after completing his first degree in Business. David returned to University in 2009 to study Optometry at Glasgow Caledonian University qualifying in 2014 and is currently working towards completing his clinical placement for a post graduate in Independent Prescribing . As well as working full time in Vision Express’ Aberdeen practice, David works for VE professional services department covering the whole of Scotland. 

Professional Body Representatives

Brenda Rennie ABDO, Brenda Rennie FBDO is a Dispensing Optician currently employed in independent practice. Brenda is the ABDO Regional Lead for Scotland and a member of the ABDO Board.  Brenda is an ABDO Examiner and has facilitated discussion workshops and peer discussions for ABDO and NES.

Hal Rollason FODO, Honorary Treasurer of FODO and Chair of FODO Scotland.

Kevin Wallace,Association of Optometrists, Kevin is an IP optometrist in independent practice in Edinburgh. He is also clinical advisor to the AOP Legal Department and Optometric Advisor to NHS Lothian.

Emma Kellacher Administrator and Operations coordinator, Emma is the first point of contact for Optometry Scotland and also manages the OS office and takes responsibility for all administration duties and is the secretariat. Emma has been liaising with OS members and working collaboratively with colleagues in other optical bodies and charities to promote and raise awareness for eye health in Scotland.