The CEO is the Accountable Authority under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and is responsible for the overall governance of the OTA.

Lucinda Barry - Chief Executive Officer

Lucinda Barry AM

Lucinda Barry AM stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer and member of the inaugural Board of the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) in September 2017. 

Lucinda has a wealth of experience and knowledge in health care, holding leadership roles within government, the public service and health care management and delivery. 

Beginning her career as a Registered Nurse, specialising in Emergency and Major Trauma before becoming a Director of Nursing, Lucinda then moved into public policy. She held positions at the Senior Executive Level in the Australian Public Service and senior positions advising Federal ministers across a range of social policy areas.

Prior to commencing with the OTA, Lucinda was the Prime Minister's Senior Adviser in Social Policy; including Health, Social Services, Indigenous Affairs, Aged Care & Sport. 

Lucinda and the team are striving for excellence in the donation system across all hospitals, family care and increasing the number of people who say yes to donation.