Michelle Jackson has been appointed as hospital business manager North West and premium intraocular lens (IOL) specialist.
In her new role Michelle is responsible for driving sales of Spectrum’s unrivalled range of ophthalmic products and services. Working with hospitals and eye care clinics, she will build relationships with key personnel from surgeons and clinicians to those involved with procurement and product selection.
With an in-depth knowledge of intraocular lenses (IOLs), Michelle attends operating theatres and clinics to provide expert advice and support for lens implantations, equipment usage and training.
Michelle has clear aspirations for her new role. She is determined to increase awareness of Spectrum’s products and services, and specifically Spectrum’s market-leading range of advanced IOL technologies which make life enhancing improvements to patients with impaired vision.
She commented: “I have worked in ophthalmology for many years and always admired Spectrum’s approach. By putting the patient at the forefront of its business model, it has developed products and services that make a huge difference to the lives of patients. This is something that I hear everyday from surgeons following the implantation of a lens from our wide range of IOLs from leading manufacturers.”
Prior to joining Spectrum, Michelle worked for a UK IOL manufacturer for more than 10 years. She gained valuable knowledge and experience in a variety of roles including territory manager and advanced technology specialist. She has also worked in a sales role at an American multinational medical organisation and within pharmaceuticals.
She also holds a First Class Masters Degree in Biomedical Materials Science from UMIST and achieved her ABPI qualification while working in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Michelle has always worked in the field of ophthalmology and would have potentially liked to have been a surgeon. “I think deep down I would have loved to have been a surgeon. This feels like the next best thing. I help people achieve better vision through the products that I sell, while also having the amazing privilege of being allowed into surgical theatres to see our products in action. It really is my dream job.”
Managing director at Spectrum Ophthalmics, David Killingrey, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Michelle to the team. She brings a wealth of experience with her and I am confident that she will excel in her new role.”