Samantha Peters is the new chief executive of the General Optical Council, the regulatory authority for the registration and the continuing education of optometrists and dispensing opticians in the U.K. B. She starts at the end of March, taking the place of Satjit Singh, who has been in that role on an interim basis and is the group's registrar. Peters has been head of the British Society of Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology.