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:  Bio details can be found here.



Professor Alex Gentle

Director, Chair OCANZ Board

Dr Andrew Collins

Director, Deputy Chair OCANZ Board

Professor Jennifer Craig


Ms Shannon Peckham

Director, Deputy Chair OCANZ Indigenous Strategy Taskforce

Mr Tony Lund

Director, Chair OCANZ Finance & Risk Committee

Professor Lisa Nissen

Director, Chair OCANZ Accreditation Committee

Dr Linda Turner


Associate Professor Ann Webber


Dr Katrina Yap



For more details about OCANZ governance read our annual reports.

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Pictured top row left to right are: Dr Linda Turner, Professor Lisa Nissen, Professor Alex Gentle, Professor Isabelle Jalbert (outgoing Director), Dr Andrew Collins

Pictured bottom row left to right are: Professor Jennifer Craig, Dr Katrina Yap, Ms Susan Kelly (OCANZ CEO), Ms Shannon Peckham

(Absent: Mr Tony Lund, Associate Professor Ann Webber)