Andrew McKinnonShow details
After nearly 25 years in the hot seat, what continues to inspire and drive me? The answer is simple: our members. I know many of you personally and I really enjoy working with you to help make your professional lives a little easier and more rewarding.
I graduated with a Business Degree (UTS) in 1986 and have since added an MBA and Graduate Certificate in Employment Law. Prior to becoming CEO, I’d been aware of optometry for some time (through my cousin, optometrist Tim McKinnon) before fate brought me to an interview with Tony Lord and Brian Layland, and the rest is history.
Outside of work? Saturdays are usually taken up with my alternative role as CEDW – Chief Executive Dog Washer. My wife runs a dog grooming and training business so you’ll normally find me cleaning pooches! Sundays are spent messing about on our boat as often as we can arrange it, in between looking after our young granddaughter and catching up with friends.
I truly believe that there is so much scope for optometry’s future. It’s really exciting to be part of a profession which is genuinely going places.