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11 March 2022

Joanne Creighton appointed new CEO of Glaucoma UK

Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanne Creighton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joanne will take up the role in late April 2022.

Joanne has over 20 years of senior management experience in the charity sector and joins Glaucoma UK from the Canterbury Oast Trust, where she has held the role of CEO for the past seven years.

Announcing the appointment, Professor Philip Bloom, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Glaucoma UK, said:

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Joanne Creighton as our new CEO. She brings great experience and a deep knowledge of the wider healthcare sector to our organisation and has a real commitment to Glaucoma UK’s values. We’re all looking forward to working with her on exciting plans for the next phase of the charity’s development. Congratulations, Joanne!”

Joanne Creighton said:

“I am thrilled and excited to be joining Glaucoma UK.  The charity is blessed with an extraordinary team of staff, trustees and volunteers who do so much to support those living and working with glaucoma. It is a real privilege to be given the opportunity to help the team grow and develop this hugely important work.”

Stephen Epstein, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Glaucoma UK, extended his welcome to Joanne Creighton and gave thanks to Claire Cardy, Interim CEO:

“I look forward to welcoming Joanne Creighton as our next CEO at Glaucoma UK. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Claire Cardy, who has held the role of Interim CEO during this period of transition. Claire has provided invaluable support and leadership to the team and will leave the charity in a great position for Joanne’s arrival.”


About Glaucoma UK: Glaucoma UK is the charity for people with glaucoma. We’re here for people with glaucoma and their loved ones. We campaign to raise awareness so glaucoma is detected early and can be treated, we support people to live well with glaucoma and we fund sight-saving research.

We are a membership organisation, and those living with glaucoma are at the very heart of all we do. We support people to live well with glaucoma by providing a telephone helpline, glaucoma support groups, peer support services and widely acclaimed information booklets.

For more information, please visit our website

Glaucoma helpline: 01233 64 81 70 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am–5.00pm).