Dame Mary Perkins DBE FBOA

Dame Mary is the entrepreneurial founder and board member of Specsavers and a leading figure in optometry and audiology.

A qualified and registered optometrist for more than 45 years, Dame Mary plays an active role in the business in a number of areas, including driving customer service standards, championing values and shaping corporate responsibility.

Dame Mary is passionately involved with a number of national and international charities and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.