About Us

About Us

Our Office Staff

  Optometry Australia is located in Melbourne and Canberra.

Optometry Australia - Melbourne
Suite 101, 68-72 York Street,
Sth Melbourne, VIC, 3205

Tel : (03) 9668 8500
Fax: (03) 9682 0928
Postal Address:
PO Box 1037, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205    
Optometry Australia - Canberra
Suite 6A Level 1, 51/55-57 Northbourne Ave,
Canberra, ACT, 2601

Tel : (02) 6247 3682
Fax: (03) 9682 0928

CEO Office

The CEO office function includes the overall management and responsibility of our team at Optometry Australia, setting the strategic direction for the organisation and attending to secretarial functions for the National Board.

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National CEO
Lyn Brodie
(03) 9668 8585

Executive Administrator
Rosy Dolan-Murphy
(03) 9668 8592


Optometry Australia’s policy team works to promote a sustainable primary eye care system that provides timely access to safe, quality eye care for all Australians, through a strong policy platform, effective advocacy and the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines and standards for practice. We are focused on ensuring our policy and advocacy work is responsive to member's needs.

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National Policy Manager
Skye Cappuccio
(02) 6247 3682

National Clinical Policy Advisor
Simon Hanna
(03) 9668 8550

Policy and Advocacy Advisor
Sarah Davies
(03) 9668 8590


The operations team facilitates the day to day operations of Optometry Australia's National office. This includes the impelmentation of functions such as; Member Services, Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Facilities and the Nationwide IT Infrastructure. The team also provides organisation-wide project management support.

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Financial Controller
Catherine Roubos
(03) 9668 8505

Bookshop & Brochures Manager
Natalina Bortone
(03) 9668 8555
Helen Podbury
(03) 9668 8500
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Digital & Stakeholder
Support Manager
John Karis
(03) 9668 8552

Digital Support Officer
Shayley Kilderry
(03) 9668 8509

Professional Services

Optometry Australia’s Professional Services team offers members a combination of problem solving, advice and the application of clinical knowledge. It also provides optometric input for submissions developed by the Policy and Advocacy team, representing a clinical voice on behalf of the profession, and manages key contracts including professional indemnity insurance. Optometry Australia’s ‘Eye on CPD’, a professional services sub-branch, also accredits CPD on behalf of the Optometry Board of Australia.

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National Professional Services Manager
Luke Arundel 
(03) 9668 8560

Professional Development Officer
Andrew Kotsos  
(03) 9668 8527 

Continuing Professional Development
& Projects Officer
Rounak Moshfegh
(03) 9668 8565

National Professional Services Advisor
Sophie Koh 
(03) 9668 8506


The Communications team is responsible for the distribution of news and information to members. This includes the Australian Optometry News and Features portal on the website, our scientific journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry, the printed magazines Pharma and Equipment, online hubs for early career optometrists and students, electronic newsletters, apps for tablets and smartphones, and social media.

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Communications Manager
Rhiannon Riches
(03) 9668 8504

Features Editor
Jeff Megahan
(03) 9668 8508

Helen Carter
(03) 9668 8512

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Publications Manager
Jess Donald
(03) 9668 8513


Optometry Australia’s marketing team is focused on improving community awareness of the critical role of optometry as part of a general health regime. We work to deliver messaging, via numerous consumer channels, around the importance of eye health and the requirement for regular eye examinations. We also seek to enhance understanding of membership value, benefits and services with our members. 

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General Manager,
Marketing & Communications
Kerry I'Anson
(03) 9668 8593
National Campaigns Manager
Trinity Scarf
(03) 9668 8551

Business Development

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Business Development Manager
Leanne Dawson
(03) 9668 8501