Oxford, UK, June 2014 – Adlens, the global leader in variable focus eyewear today announces the appointment of Dame Sue Street to the Adlens board as a non-executive director.
Dame Sue is currently a non-executive director at the Ministry of Justice and has a long and distinguished civil service career. In 2001 she became one of the most senior women in the civil service when she was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), a position she held for five years.
On leaving the civil service Dame Sue became a strategic advisor to Deloitte. She also currently holds a range of appointments, including Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Governor of the Royal Ballet, Associate Member of BUPA and Associate Fellow of the Institute for Government.
Adlens Co-founder and Principle Owner of Adlens, James Chen, comments: “We are delighted that Dame Sue has agreed to join our Board. As Adlens looks to expand its global presence, her extensive experience in the leadership and governance of commercial and philanthropic organisations will be highly complementary to Adlens.”
Adlens Chief Executive Office and Executive Chairman, Michael C. Ferrara, adds: “Dame Sue’s deep understanding of government will be important as we continue investing into British research, design and manufacturing and create new jobs in the UK. Dame Sue will bring a wealth of skills and experience to our already talented and experienced Board, and we look forward to welcoming her to Adlens from September 1st 2014.”
Co-founded in 2005 in Oxford, England by businessman and philanthropist James Chen, Adlens® is the global leader in variable focus eyewear. Its highly skilled team of engineers, eyecare professionals and designers has developed a completely new category of vision correction. Adlens® is a commercial business with a social soul: for every pair of Fluid-Injection glasses purchased, the company donates a pair of glasses to someone in the developing world as part of its Buy One Give One programme. Distribution of the glasses is administered by Vision for a Nation®, a charitable foundation running an innovative programme to provide universal access to eyeglasses, one nation at a time, starting in Rwanda.www.adlens.com I www.facebook.com/VariableFocusEyewear I twitter.com/Adlens_Ltd