At the closing date for nominations on 9 June 2016 the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) had four candidates validly nominated for election to the board.
On 13 July Anthony Blackman accepted a new role at ABDO College and has subsequently withdrawn from the election.
Therefore a ballot will not take place in 2016 and the three new board members, duly elected to serve for a period of three years, will be:
Daryl Newsome and Rupesh Patel are joining the board for the first time, with Kevin Gutsell returning to the board after an absence of two years.
The three new board members will attend the ABDO board meeting on 30 September 2016.
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