Tim Parkinson appointed to the GOC Council

Tim Parkinson has been appointed as the newest lay member of the General Optical Council (GOC) as of 16 April 2020 for a period of four years.

Tim will replace Deborah Bowman.

Tim is the Director of his own board-level consultancy business. He has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in highly regulated service industries such as water and green energy from waste, with over half of this time spent leading the provision of outsourced operations services entailing complex contractual, commercial and stakeholder relationship aspects.

Previously, Tim was an executive board director of Kelda Water Services Limited and a non-executive director of multiple of its subsidiary companies. As an executive board director, he held several specific positions including being the Managing Director of the subsidiary business that produced roughly half of Northern Ireland’s drinking water.

He also held several other executive roles which include leading a 24/7 service producing and distributing drinking water to about half a million people and leading all customer-facing functions of a business supplying water to around 100,000 people.

GOC Chair Gareth Hadley said:

"I am pleased to welcome Tim to the Council. He brings to us a wide range of corporate experience gained within regulated 24/7 service businesses.

I am sure that he will prove to be a major asset to our Council and the challenges that we will face in the coming years in our core task of protecting the public in the rapidly changing field of healthcare professional service delivery."