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Peter Holland has been Chief Executive of the IAPB since May 2018. Mr. Holland has also worked in the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the National Health Service and the Royal National Institute of the Blind.
After 10 years developing primary care services in the NHS in south London, Mr. Holland joined the FCO where his roles included postings to India and Afghanistan, senior policy roles on counter narcotics and negotiating international intellectual property agreements. At IAPB, Mr. Holland is taking a lead at a global level to promote eye health and to ensure its critical importance to the delivering of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Anshu Taneja is an award-winning social entrepreneur. He has been leading VisionSpring in India since 2013 and has grown its impact tenfold.
VisionSpring provides clear vision through eyeglasses to one million people in India annually, thus helping them earn and learn better and lead safer lives. VisionSpring has provided eyeglasses to more than ten million people around the world and has created more than $2 billion of economic impact. In 2017, the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recognised Anshu as an Outstanding Alumnus for using his career to create high-impact and effect positive change.
In 2019, The British Council recognised Anshu as a Distinguished Alumnus. He also received the NGO Leadership Award in the same year. In 2021, Anshu was the recipient of the Amity Alumni Achiever Award for Public Contribution and Entrepreneurship and the Indian Achievers’ Award in recognition of outstanding professional achievement and contribution in nation building.
As a Pacific woman of Fijian descent, Dr Aumua’s career has focused on improving the livelihoods of Pacific people, working in over 20 countries. She became CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ in January 2021.
The Foundation’s mission is to end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific by partnering with Ministries of Health and universities to train eye care professionals and strengthen eye health systems. Dr Aumua has been the Deputy Director-General of The Pacific Community, the World Health Organization Representative for the Solomon Islands, held positions with Queensland and Curtin universities, and was Chief Advisor for the Pacific within New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.
Dr Aumua serves on the Advisory Boards of Pacific Women Lead and Australia Pacific Security College, and on the Policy Advisory Council for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Dr Aumua holds a PHD in Public Policy from Curtin University.
Dr Caroline Casey is the businesswoman and activist behind The Valuable 500, the world’s largest CEO collective and business move for disability inclusion. Dr Casey launched the movement at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit in 2019 and since then has signed up 500 multinational organisations with a combined revenue of over $8 trillion, employing 20 million people worldwide to radically transform the business system.
The membership includes 36 of the FTSE 100 companies, 46 of the Fortune 500 and 28 of the Nikkei. Appointed President of the IAPB in 2021, Caroline also sits on several diversity and inclusion boards to include L’Oréal, Sanofi and Sky and is a much sought-after speaker. Caroline has received an honorary doctorate as well as multiple awards and accolades for her work as a disability activist.
Elizabeth Kurian is the Chief Executive Officer of Mission for Vision, an organisation that works for Universal Eye Health. Her three decades of experience spans research, development, advocacy, leadership and governance. Elizabeth has led large programmes with complex and diverse, organisational and operating environments. Along with the excellent teams she has worked with, Elizabeth has pioneered and fostered significant growth and transformation through policy change and innovations.
Through her role in various boards and advisory panels, Elizabeth has influenced policy and practice at national and international settings and has various awards and research publications to her credit. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in nutrition (University first rank holder and gold medallist) and has done an Executive Programme in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. She has also done leadership programmes from the Harvard Business School and the Open University Business School, UK.
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Ting is a Senior Consultant in the Surgical Retina Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, Director of the Cluster AI Office at SingHealth, and Head of AI and Digital Innovation at the Singapore Eye Research Institute.
His research interests include AI, big data analytics, surgical innovation, retina diseases, and much more. In collaboration with several leading eye centres globally, he and his team have developed and validated a novel and robust AI system using deep learning to detect referable diabetic retinopathy, referable glaucoma suspect, and age-related macular degeneration. He is actively involved in the healthcare AI space, serving in several AI executive committees and editorial boards, and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals.
Assoc. Prof. Ting has received many prestigious scientific awards, including the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Nakajima Award and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Bert Glaser Award for Innovative Research in Retina. He was also ranked as the world’s most influential deep learning healthcare researcher between 2010 and 2021 by Expertscape.
K-T Overbey joined HCP Cure blindness as Chief Executive Officer in October 2022 after serving as President of OneSight for the previous five years and in various executive positions in the non-profit and corporate world prior to that.
She also sits on the IAPB Board of Trustees and is dedicated to building partnerships that can help eliminate blindness across the world where care is most needed.
Sammie Ho Dumas is the Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma. At Williams-Sonoma, she collaborates with leadership across the business to achieve the goal of 75% of products purchased from suppliers who offer worker wellbeing programs by 2030. She is a CSR practitioner with 20 years of experience.
She has managed CSR and sustainability programs at Target, C&A, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle Outfitters.
Sumrana Yasmin is Deputy Technical Director for Eye Health at Sightsavers, based in Pakistan. She is Co-Chair of IAPB’s Vision Rehabilitation work group and a member of work groups on Gender Equity, Refractive Errors and School Eye Health. Her work focuses on developing scalable eye health programmes in low- and middle-income countries to strengthen health and education systems, with a focus on ensuring inclusion, equity, and sustainable development.
She actively promotes gender equity by documenting and researching gender issues related to eye health and education; strengthening the capacity of partner organisations to integrate gender equity in various initiatives; advocating for gender equity and social inclusion in development policies and strategies; and supporting women’s empowerment and leadership in programme development.
Professor Tin Aung is Chair, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore and Chief Executive Officer (Medical Director), Singapore National Eye Centre. He also holds the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professorship of Ophthalmology, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore and is Chairman of the Board, Singapore Eye Research Institute as well as Group Director, Research (Scientific) of SingHealth.
After graduating from National University of Singapore, Professor Aung became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (United Kingdom). He completed a glaucoma fellowship at SNEC, and from 2000-2003 trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital & Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL). Professor Aung was awarded a PhD in Molecular Genetics from UCL in 2004. Professor Aung is a clinician-scientist in glaucoma with main research interests of angle closure glaucoma and molecular genetics of glaucoma.