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Leonie Milliner appointed as new Chief Executive and Registrar

The General Optical Council has appointed Leonie Milliner as its new Chief Executive (CEO) and Registrar. Leonie will succeed Lesley Longstone who has held the position since 2018.

GOC has appointed Leonie Milliner as its new Chief Executive and Registrar to succeed Lesley Longstone.

Published at 12:00 on 04/11/2021

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