At the Specsavers Partnership Seminar in Sydney on Saturday 4th March it was announced that the support office team was now actively looking at introducing a Specsavers Audiology franchise in Australia. The announcement was given greater significance with the news that a development team was now in place, under the leadership of Specsavers Business Development Director, Darrel Magna.
Darrel has been with Specsavers for 25 years, starting off in the group head office in the UK before working in and across multiple Specsavers markets. In 2007 he joined the fledgling Aus/NZ team in Melbourne, scoping out the opportunity for Specsavers in this part of the world prior to the early 2008 retail launch of Specsavers optical business in Australia and New Zealand. As Business Development Director, Darrel has overseen the launch of more than 370 Specsavers optical businesses in the two countries.