WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.... LITERALLY
Our team are here to support you so you can work with an independent spirit. We support each store in a way that works best for each person, knowing that every location, every owner is unique.
Brian is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and brings a knowledge of corporate governance and leadership to the board. He is an ACA member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, has acted as Chair of the Audit Committee and has experience sitting on multiple boards. Brian was CEO of Visique for a number of years and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the independent optometry industry.
Brian has 40 years experience in Optometry, running a busy practice in Palmerston North and previously setting up two other practices, Visique Eye Spy (PN) and Visique on Willis (Wellington). Brian served on the Board of Lasersight (Hamilton) and was Chairman of the Middle Districts NZAO Branch for two terms. He has been a loyal member of Visique/IOG since its inauguration and served on the Product committee in the formative years. Brian is keen to promote and grow the IO Group as he believes independent Optometrists need to work together to become a strong united group.
Jagrut brings an exceptional wealth of clinical expertise to the IO Group Board. He speaks regularly in the USA, South Africa, China, Australia and abroad. Currently; he is a branch president (Waikato) for the New Zealand Association of Optometrists, President for the Cornea and Contact lens society for New Zealand, a board member of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and is the NZ representative on the member committee for the Orthokeratology Society for Oceania. In addition, he brings a forward-thinking approach to practice management as the owner of Rose Optometrists in Hamilton. He is passionate about the growth and evolution of the IO Group to keep Independents and the Visique brand prospering in a dynamic environment.
The Executive Team
Neil is passionate about delivering real results for members to ensure they enjoy prospering practices. Having been in the optometry world working on supply chain for 5years he understands the challenges and nuances of owning a practice and what it takes to make a practice thrive in these challenging times. He brings a wealth of business expertise and is highly analytical offering top level business advice at the end of the phone to all our members.
Bala offers over twenty years’ of New Zealand experience as a fully rounded accounting professional. He brings valuable strategic advice combined with analytical and financial skills to the table for the Independent Optometry Group. A valuable member of the team, he deals with all the insurance processes and all financial board reports.
Campbell is team focused and believes that the building of relationships is ultimately how real progress is made and real differences are nurtured. With a strong retail and service background, he brings a wide range of ideas, processes and analytical insight which will benefit the wider group and the Practices which form its base. He is dedicated to helping increase both visibility through marketing and bottom lines through additional developmental initiatives. Communication and availability are cornerstones of how he creates and maintains forward progress.