Samantha Peters

Chief Executive and Registrar, General Optical Council

Samantha Peters is Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Optical Council.

She previously worked in the health sector for 11 years, leading the British Society of Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology.

In these roles and as Chief Executive of the British Youth Council, she has worked closely with an extended network of professionals and wider stakeholders, and has built robust policy, advisory and communications functions. She holds an MBA from Cass Business School. 

In addition to her full-time employed roles, Samantha has held a number of public interest posts focusing on delivering services and support for patients and the wider general public. In particular, she has been a trustee of Arthritis Care and of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance.