New council members for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) have been announced.

The appointed councillors will start on June 12 and are as follows: Luke McRoy-Jones, undergraduate optometry student; Shoaib Ilyas, pre-registration optometrist; Josie Evans, newly-qualified optometrist; Sana Asif, early career optometrist; James Dawson, dispensing optician and Jonathan Bennett, franchisee/joint venture partner.

They will all serve three-year terms apart from McRoy-Jones and Ilyas, who will serve for one year.

AOP chief executive Henrietta Alderman said: ‘I’d like to warmly welcome our new and re-elected Councillors, who play a vital role in informing our policy making and helping to shape the future of the profession. With exciting projects and opportunities ahead, we’re very much looking forward to working closely with our Councillors on the key issues facing optics.’