New Master at WCSM
Ian Davies takes office as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers this week installed its new Master for 2021-22. Ian Davies is an optometrist by training who, after a successful career in the international contact lens industry, now works as a vision care sector consultant and keynote speaker. As Master, he will become an Honorary Vice-President of the charity Vision Foundation.
Commenting on his plans for the year ahead, Ian Davies said “Becoming Master of this Company is a great honour. The Company brings together people from every discipline in vision care. I want to harness that talent and use my Mastership to promote the need for eyecare in the young, better job opportunities for the vision impaired and the wide range of career opportunities that exist across the vision and sight loss sectors .”
Members of the Company will be taking part in the Lord Mayor’s Parade in the City of London on Saturday 13 November 2021, as “People of Vision”, demonstrating the many different professions and organisations involved in eye health care.
The new Master will be assisted during his year of office by Upper Warden Nigel Haig-Brown and Renter Warden Liz Shilling (also known as Liz Tomlin, lead orthoptist at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital).