Secretary & Treasurer
Roy began working life as a computer programmer with Marconi (the days of air-conditioned computer rooms, 15 inch hard discs with 6 to a platen, anti-static maps and paper tape and card as the input medium!)
He qualified as an optometrist in 1980 and practiced in the Essex area all his professional life.
He joined the Local Optical Committee when his boss was the treasurer and elected to Central Fund as Administrator for the Eastern region in 1995 and became the Fund Treasurer in 2002.
At a sad meeting in February 2007, we found the long-standing secretary to the Fund, Richard Highton had died that day. Roy was asked to deal with any immediate issues and then to take over the role of Secretary. Later in 2007, Kishor Bardolia was elected as Administrator for the eastern region in Roy’s place whilst he continued as administrative and financial support to the Fund and its Administrators.