The Team

Optometry Scotland Manifesto – OS Mission for Vision 2019

Optometry Scotland Executive Committee


Chair Samantha Watson – Head of Policy for Boots Opticians

Vice Chair David Quigley – Director, Specsavers Scotland

Immediate Past Chair Nicola McElvanney – Independent optometrist and runs a practice in Glasgow’s West End

Clinical Advisor Frank Munro – Independent optometrist with 6 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 day, Gill has worked with Specsavers for 24 years and is a member of the local AOC and Specsavers ‘Professional Leadership Council ‘.

Dispensing Committee Graeme Stevenson – Graeme represents the Association of British of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) on the Optometry Scotland Executive. Graeme is a contact lens optician working in practice in Glasgow 4 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.

Communications Committee Nicola McElvanney – Nicola 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 other stakeholders in order to promote the growing success of General Ophthalmic Services.

Independent Representatives

David Bonnellie – Independent practice owner in Ayrshire

Ian Jarvis – Independent practice owner Dundee

Richard Spruce – Independent practice owner Forth Valley

Scott Mackie – Independent practice owner Lanarkshire

Multiple representatives

Emma Robb Specsavers – Independent presribing 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

Iona Stan – Starting in optics at the age of 15 and qualified as an Optometrist in 2009. Developed a career within Specsavers from pre-reg to a JVP approved optometrist. Iona 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

Julie Mosgrove Duncan and Todd –  Duncan and Todd representative on the OS executive. Professional Services Manager for Duncan and Todd and has ultimate responsibility for the clinical compliance of the business in every aspect of optometric care

Professional Body Representatives

Hal Rollason FODO – Honorary Treasurer of FODO and Chair of FODO Scotland

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 Member.  Brenda is a probationary ABDO Examiner and has facilitated discussion workshops and peer discussions for ABDO and NES.