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The Lions Eye Institute appoints Dr Glen Power as first-ever Chief Executive Officer

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The Lions Eye Institute appoints Dr Glen Power as first-ever Chief Executive Officer

Dr Glen Power

Professor Bill Morgan, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Glen Power to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer.

Over the past 22 years, Dr Power has held senior roles within the Australian health industry including as Chief Executive Officer of Perth Clinic, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, and St John of God Warrnambool Hospital. He has also held the role of Chief of Staff and Principal Policy Advisor to the Western Australian Minister for Health.

Dr Power is a Rhodes Scholar (Western Australia, 1992) and studied science, law and politics at Oxford, Murdoch, UWA and Melbourne universities. While at Oxford, he was elected president of the Magdalen College Middle Common Room. After his doctorate at Oxford, Glen was an associate at McKinsey & Co, completing the firm’s Mini-MBA. He is currently Branch President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association in Western Australia.

Professor Morgan said the appointment will support the Institute’s ambitious strategic growth plan, set in motion in 2020 to ensure a successful and sustainable future for the organisation.

“As Chief Executive Officer, Dr Power will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation, and will play a crucial role in leading a number of exciting projects that are currently in development,” he said.

Professor Morgan, a practising ophthalmologist and researcher, will continue in his role of Managing Director. Supported by the new CEO, Professor Morgan will remain responsible for the overall direction of the Lions Eye Institute, and will retain a strong focus on the research functions of the organisation.

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