Gail Giordani, Jacque Katsieris Join ODMA BoardTwo experienced women in eye care, Gail Giordani and Jacque Katsieris, have been elected to the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Australia (ODMA) Board.

Ms Giordani, currently Head of Zeiss Vision Care, has a background in haematology and immunology research, medical technology, and business management. She began her career at Zeiss South Africa in 1999 as a member of the microscopy division focussing on market development.

Ms Giordani was transferred to Australia in March 2021 to head the Zeiss Vision Care business for ANZ. She brings international market development experience across multiple industries and an emerging market perspective on the optical industry.
Ms Katsieris is a co-founder of ProOptics, which distributes high-end and lifestyle collections, and designs and develops proprietary brands for Australian fashion labels. She commenced her optical career in 1999 at Tower Optics/ Jonathan Sceats Eyewear, where she learnt each aspect of the optical business.

During that time, she organised the Manage Your Own Practice series of training events for independent practices.

Ms Giordani and Ms Katsieris will fill two casual Board positions vacated by the resignation of one Board member and the passing of Richard Grills in July.

The new Directors will serve on the ODMA Board for 12 months, up to the 2023 annual general meeting, at which time all board positions are opened to be filled by the usual process of nomination and election by members.