About Us

About Us

   Our Office Staff


Libby Boschen (Chief Executive Officer)

Libby joined the organisation in 2005 after 16 years in the wine producing and retailing industry in Australia and the U.K. Selected for her ability to bring a decent bottle of red to a meeting, Libby turned out to have some additional useful skills gleaned from previous senior roles in HR, training and brand management. "I started my career in UK retailing with the mantra of the customer being king, which is something I still believe with a passion. I hope that members will have seen the results my member-focussed approach since I've been calling the shots. My Dad always taught me that there is 'no such thing as can't - just another way or another time' and this is a belief I hold strong during my advocacy work with the Minister's team, stake-holders, sponsors and Council! When I first joined I thought optometry was just about glasses: now I know better and want the whole community to benefit from this. I am immensely proud of what I have achieved since joining the Association and even prouder to represent my members and optometry - so much more than a pair of glasses! (But don't ever ask me to barrack for Australia when they are playing England!)"
In her spare time Libby enjoys a down-to-earth lifestyle in the Adelaide Hills (with her optometrist partner David, daughter Jing-Lei and a motley crew of furry friends).


Nicole Ostrognay (Member Liaison Officer)

Nic was selected for her retail background, customer service skills and cheerful "can do" attitude. This is exactly what we need to support our member first strategies and her key role as member Liaison Officer (at title and role that has since been replicated by the organisation in other divisions and nationally). Nic and her family moved to Adelaide 9 years ago from Mildura, and they have not looked back. When she's not at work you will find her on the beach (where the whole family are keen Surf-Lifesavers), in a surf boat, rowing or in the kitchen, where she loves cooking.