The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO) has appointed Steve Leslie Chief Executive Officer, replacing Veronica Kypros who will retire from the role following the National ACBO conference on 18 July.
Mr Leslie, who is the current ACBO President, will resign from his Board position to take up the executive role.
This appointment will usher in an exciting new era for ACBO, with continuing strong leadership and governance
In a statement ACBO said, “Although this is an unusual move, it was felt that Steve has unique and valuable experience through his many years as an ACBO member and Board member, his previous experience as President of Optometry Australia, and his encyclopedic knowledge of all areas of clinical optometric care and supporting research.
“This appointment will usher in an exciting new era for ACBO, with continuing strong leadership and governance.”
Mr Leslie is a founding member of ACBO, and one of the first to qualify as a Fellow of ACBO in 1988. He is a Life Member of Optometry Australia (WA) having served on National Council for 15 years and as National President.
Mr Leslie has lectured and written extensively on children’s vision, binocular vision and neuro-optometric rehabilitation, as well as legal aspects of optometric clinical practice.