David Hewlett

David Hewlett

ECV Chief Executive

David Hewlett is the Chief Executive of the FODO Group whose members deliver 85% of primary eye care in the UK and 55% in the Republic of Ireland.  He is also a trustee of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and, previously, the long-standing Vice-Chair of the UK sight-loss charity Action for Blind People.  He is a medieval linguist by background, a European and Global citizen by choice and a life-long Trade Unionist and fighter for social justice by conviction.  Until he joined FODO in 2005, he was a senior civil servant in the UK Departments of Health and Social Security responsible for, amongst other things, NHS hospitals and specialised services.

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Getting checked

Posted on 09.10.2018

Eye Care Everywhere

World Sight Day, 11 Oct 2018, is an opportunity for the eye health community to come together. In the lead up to world sight day, we asked two European leaders from the NGO community “what would be the one big thing you would change in eyecare in Europe? Harmonisation for healthy eyes, a view from […]

By Fabienne Eckert ECOO Secretary General