Daryl Newsome became the new ABDO president during a presidential handover ceremony last week in London.
Daryl thanked outgoing president, Jo Holmes, for her dedication and hard work during the two years that she held the post, and then handed-over the vice presidency to Kevin Gutsell.
During a speech overviewing her time as president, Jo Holmes spoke about the unexpected challenges of being ABDO president during a pandemic, as well as focussing on the very special skills of a dispensing optician. As immediate past president Jo will become an advisor to the board for a period of two years.
Daryl will serve as ABDO president until April 2024 before handing over the chain of office to Kevin Gutsell.
The next ABDO vice president will be announced in October 2023.