London, UK, 16 May 2016: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced that Amanda Davis will take up the role of Regional Chair for Western Pacific Region.
Amanda Davis, COO, Brien Holden Vision Institute, has been influential in leading initiatives to deliver improved access to sustainable, culturally appropriate, and affordable eye care for hundreds of thousands of people in developing communities around the world.
Amanda was also named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence 2014, by Westpac and The Australian Financial Review.
“IAPB is delighted that Amanda has been nominated to become the Regional Chair for the Western Pacific Region. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and we look forward to working with her in implementing the WHO's Global Action Plan for blindness and vision impairment prevention in the region”. — Joanna Conlon, Director of Development and Communications, IAPB.
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Amanda Davis, BBus MPH
Amanda Davis is Chief Operating Officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute. The Brien Holden Vision Institute is one of the largest and most successful non-profit social enterprises in the history of eye care. The organisation is globally acknowledged for its ability to translate vision research into product development. Commercial successes are reinvested into public health programs that pursue vision for everyone, everywhere.
Amanda leads initiatives to deliver improved access to sustainable, culturally appropriate, and affordable eye care for hundreds of thousands of people in developing communities around the world.
Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, Westpac and The Australian Financial Review (2014), Amanda sits on the Board of Directors for Vision 2020: The Right to Sight Australia, Director of Optometry Giving Sight (Global) and is Director of PNG Eye Care.
Described as an outstanding champion of the rights of people, Amanda is passionate about working with government, civil society, business organisations and universities to develop programs that build strong public health systems and impact policy.
Her strong background in health and management has seen her work in a number of key management roles within the eye care sector over the past 20 years. In her current role she is responsible for leading global strategy and operations in fifteen countries in four regions. She has extensive experience in developing organisational strategy, structures and systems.
Brien Holden Vision Institute
Brien Holden Vision Institute is a non-profit global scientific, research, innovation, education, licensing and public health organisation dedicated to providing creative and advanced solutions to ensure the provision of excellent vision for everyone, everywhere.
The Institute's mission includes developing new solutions for vision care, especially refractive error and early disease detection, and to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness, thereby raising the quality of life for all people, everywhere and helping to reduce disability and poverty for those in need.
Brien Holden Vision Institute is a social enterprise, investing the revenues from its work into creating scientific solutions and developing and delivering eye care and education programs around the world.