Lucinda Barry AM, receives a Member of the Order of Australia Award

Lucinda Barry AM, receives a Member of the Order of Australia Award
Lucinda Barry AM, receives a Member of the Order of Australia Award

On Australia Day, Lucinda Barry, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Award.  

Lucinda is recognised for her significant service to public health policy in executive roles, and to medicine. 

‘I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of all Australians, and will continue my career dedicated to saving lives,’ says Lucinda.  

‘I’m immensely humbled and continually inspired by all who contribute to organ and tissue donation,’ she said. 

‘Without them, we won’t achieve our goals of increasing donation and transplantation by growing consent rates and awareness. Nor can we continue to build support across the sector.’ 

Lucinda began her career specialising in Emergency and Major Trauma Nursing.  

Prior to commencing with the OTA 5 years ago, Lucinda was the Prime Minister's Senior Adviser in Social Policy. This portfolio included Health, Social Services, Indigenous Affairs, and Aged Care & Sport.  

The Australia Day 2023 Honours List recognises and celebrates 1,047 recipients of the Order of Australia and awards for meritorious, distinguished and conspicuous service.  

‘Congratulations to the outstanding Australians recognised in today’s Honours List. The recipients have had a significant impact at the local, national and international level and are, quite simply, inspiring, the Governor-General said. 

‘They go above and beyond, are from all over the country, and contribute every day in every way imaginable.’ 

The Australia Day Honour Awards are about celebrating selflessness, excellence and service. We can’t think of a more deserving person to be recognised. 

Thank you, Lucinda, for all you do. For the health care industry, transplant recipients, donor families, our stakeholders, partners and supporters, your staff, and for organ and tissue donation in Australia and internationally.