U.K.’s Federation of Manufacturing Opticians Announces Upcoming Retirement of CEO, Bryony Pawinska


LONDON—The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO), a U.K.-based association, announced the upcoming retirement of Bryony Pawinska, its chief executive, effective at the end of May. Pawinska joined FMO in January 2016 to work as part-time CEO following her retirement from full-time employment as chief executive of the College of Optometrists. Andy Yorke, FMO chair said, “We will be very sorry to see Bryony go although we understand her desire to retire after a long and successful career.

“She has seen through a program of modernization of FMO’s governance and management in the past two years, and played an active role in the development of Optrafair as a vibrant show run by the sector for the sector, as well as contributing to the work of the Optical Confederation, of which FMO is a founder member. We wish her every happiness in the future,” he said.

“It has been an interesting period of semi-retirement,” said Pawinska. “I have worked with some wonderful people and learned a great deal about the ‘other side’ of a sector I have come to love over the years. I wish FMO every success as it continues to develop as a modern trade body.”