Dwight McKenzie to leave Optical Confederation

15 July 2016

Dwight Mckenzie has left his role as the IT Policy Officer for the Optical Confederation this week, taking up a new job in local government.

David Hewlett, Optical Confederation said: "It has been great working with Dwight over the last year on the IT Capital Bid and pushing on all fronts to get better digital connections between our sector and the wider NHS. He has brought great enthusiasm to the role and I would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication, especially for his work with the IT Committee. He will be missed by staff at FODO, where his office is based, and by colleagues from across the Optical Confederation and we all wish him every success in his new position. We thank the Central Optical Fund for making his appointment possible."

Paul Morris, Co-Chair of the Optical Confederation IT Committee, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Dwight on this important area of OC policy, at an important time for the sector as we embrace new technologies and ways of working. There are a huge range of different stakeholders in our committee – representing businesses, clinicians and technology companies from across the UK countries – and it takes a special kind of person to manage discussions and policy on what can be very complicated technical issues in a way that works for everyone. We will certainly miss him.”

Dwight’s position was part funded by the Central Optical Fund and the Optical Confederation.