Board of Trustees

Chair

Nigel Clarke
Nigel Clarke

Nigel is the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). In 2003 Nigel set up his own business, Learned Lion Partners, providing consultancy and investments into organisations delivering on public policy and healthcare related projects. In 2010 he founded SureCalm Healthcare Ltd, a business that provides care and support for people with long term conditions to enable them to live independently.

Nigel was previously Chair of the General Osteopathic Council, Chair of VISION 2020 UK and a member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

Ian Humphreys
Ian Humphreys

Ian is the Chief Executive of the College of Optometrists, the professional and scientific body for optometry in the UK. Prior to taking this new role, he was the College’s Director of Member Services and Communications for six years and has worked within a range of other membership organisations including the Finance & Leasing Association, Country Land & Business Association and English Heritage.

Ian is a Governor of Bursted Wood Primary School, Director of a small residential management company.

Trustees

Jenny Pearce
Jenny Pearce

Jenny chairs the Vision UK Rehabilitation and Low Vision Committee which was responsible for developing the Adult UK Eye Health and Sight Loss Pathway. She is a Deputy Chairman of Thomas Pocklington Trust, a Governor of the RNIB College Loughborough, and a Trustee of Homefield College for people with Autism in Leicestershire.

Jenny is a highly qualified social worker who has many years’ experience in both health and social care. She held the position of Chief Executive of Vista before retiring from her role as in 2012.

John Thompson
John Thompson

John is currently Chair of the Lay Advisory Panel and a Lay Trustee at the College of Optometrists. He is Chair of the Richmond Carers Centre and Co-Chair of the England Vision Strategy.

John was formerly a Senior Civil Servant, advising Ministers on policy and implementing their decisions, principally in the Department of Health but also elsewhere in Whitehall. He first had a role in developing policy on the General Ophthalmic Services in 1978 and later dealt with policies for visually impaired people, ophthalmology and the primary care professions.