Richard Packard is senior consultant at Arnott Eye Associates in London. He was consultant surgeon at the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor from 1982-2016. He has been in private practice since 1981 in London and Berkshire. He was chairman of the Association of Ophthalmologists from 2007-2011. Since 2007 he has been involved with FIPO and since 2010 has been its deputy chairman. He has been involved with the CMA report on private practice and the ramifications of this for the profession.