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Governing Board

Our Governing Board is made of representatives from our six world regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America

Their role is to manage the organisation’s affairs. Current members of our Governing Board are listed below.

Governing Board

Dr Susan Cooper

Dr Susan Cooper

President


Dr Uduak Udom

Dr Uduak Udom

President Elect


Tone Garaas-Maurdalen

Tone Garaas-Maurdalen

Immediate Past President


Dr Peter Kehoe

Dr Peter Kehoe

Treasurer


Dr Bob Chappell

Dr Bob Chappell

LRS Committee Chair


Prof Gerald E. Lowther

Prof Gerald E. Lowther

Education Committee Chair


Prof Kovin Naidoo

Prof Kovin Naidoo

Public Health Committee Chair


Anguyo Dralega

Africa representative


Dr Cecil Nwafor

Dr Cecil Nwafor

Africa representative


Mrs Tuwani Rasengane

Mrs Tuwani Rasengane

Africa representative


Dr Akio Kanai

Asia Pacific representative


Prof Carly Lam

Prof Carly Lam

Asia Pacific representative


Shameem Razak

Shameem Razak

Asia Pacific representative


Dr Julie-Anne Little

Dr Julie-Anne Little

Europe representative


Armin Duddek

Armin Duddek

Europe representative


Paul Folkesson

Europe representative


Dr Ali Bukhamseen

Eastern Mediterranean representative


Hasan Minto

Hasan Minto

Eastern Mediterranean representative


Kherieh Rassas

Eastern Mediterranean representative


Max Schilling

Latin America representative


Hugo A Farhat

Hugo A Farhat

Latin America representative


Nigel St Rose

Nigel St Rose

Latin America Representative


Dr Timothy McMahon

North America representative


Dr Scott Mundle

Dr Scott Mundle

North America representative


Dr Richard Wallingford

Dr Richard Wallingford

North America representative


Prof Sidney Stern

World Optometry Foundation (WOF) President and observer to the Governing Board