Obituary: Brian Mitchell

Tributes paid on the death of Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ past master Brian Mitchell

Tributes have been paid across the optical sector following the death on December 23 2017 of Brian Mitchell FCA FRSA, Master of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers 2000-2001, Honorary Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and a former director/trustee of ABDO, ABDO College, the Institute of Optometry and Vision Aid Overseas Ltd.

In his working life, Mitchell was a senior partner of accounting firm KPMG, practising both in the US and the UK. He joined the Spectacle Makers’ Company as a Freeman in 1984 and was clothed as of the Livery in 1986. When he retired in 1990, he was able to increase his involvement in a number of charities and his experience was widely sought out, not least by the Court of the Spectacle Makers’ Company.

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