About Us

Board of Directors

OCANZ is governed by a Board of 8-10 Directors, comprising of registered optometrists, optometric educators and community members.

The Board meets 5 times per annum to set the strategic direction for OCANZ and oversee its operations.

The current Directors are:



Professor Alex Gentle

Director, Chair OCANZ Board

Professor Emeritus Leo Carney


Dr Andrew Collins

Director, Deputy Chair OCANZ Board

Mrs Shannon Davies

Director, Deputy Chair OCANZ Indigenous Strategy Taskforce

Professor Jennifer Craig


Professor Isabelle Jalbert

Director, Chair OCANZ Examination Committee

Mr Tony Lund

Director, Chair OCANZ Finance & Risk Committee

Professor Lisa Nissen


Dr Linda Turner


Mrs Katrina Yap



For more details about OCANZ governance read our annual reports.

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Pictured top row left to right are:
Professor Isabelle Jalbert, Professor Jennifer Craig, Dr Linda Turner, Professor Emeritus Leo Carney, Ms Susan Kelly (OCANZ CEO), Dr Andrew Collins

Pictured bottom row left to right are:
Professor Alex Gentle, Mrs Katrina Yap, Dr Lynn Weekes (ex Director), Mrs Shannon Davies (Absent: Mr Tony Lund, Professor Lisa Nissen)