Jill Kemp will retire in April as head of operations at the ABDO College after four years in the job. She will be replaced by Steve Hertz, who has been a member of the operations department for a year. Based in Godmersham, Kent, the college was created in 2001 by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, which describes itself as a center of excellence raising the standards in optical education for the whole profession.