The Board

jason-ryan-transplant-australiaJason Ryan / Chairman

Jason was elected Chairman in April 2015 and is helping to lead a new strategic plan for Transplant Australia. He has a background in volunteering his time to raise funds for worthy organisations including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Red Cross and Lifesaving Victoria.

christhomasChris Thomas / CEO

Chris Thomas has been the CEO of Transplant Australia since 2004 and has helped grow the organisation into one of the largest of its kind in the world. Chris has played a significant part in the organ and tissue donation reform that has occurred in Australia and is currently on the Organ & Tissue Authority’s Advisory Council. He is also the President of the World Transplant Games Federation.

  Alan-amodeoAlan Amodeo / Director

With over 25 years experience in the health care sector, Alan Amodeo was the Chairman of Transplant Australia for five years. Alan has successfully led Transplant Australia to be the largest organisation of its kind in the world and to its position as the leading community organisation in the organ and tissue donation sector and remains on the Board.

jan-wallJan Wall / Director

Jan Wall is a Transplant Australia Life Member, who has been involved with Transplant Australia for many years. Jan works tirelessly to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia and improve donation rates while also representing the interests of members on the Board. She is a former Team Manager of the Australian Team to the World Transplant Games.

josh-moyesJoshua Moyes / Director

Josh Moyes is Transplant Australia’s Company Secretary. He has been involved with Transplant Australia for two years and is committed to securing the future of the organisation while also providing expert advice on corporate and political affairs.

richard-allenProfessor Richard Allen / Director

Professor Richard Allen is the Director of Transplantation Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. As a transplant surgeon and one of the architects of the paired kidney exchange program Professor Allen is passionate about making transplantation more accessible to all Australians. He is also committed to demonstrating the long-term outcomes of transplantation through activities such as our Cricket Club.

jeremy-chapmanProfessor Jeremy Chapman AC / Medical Director

Professor Jeremy Chapman is a well known and well respected renal transplant physician and is currently the Director of Renal Transplantation at Westmead Hospital. He was the Chair of the Clinical Taskforce which overhauled Australia’s organ donation system and is currently Transplant Australia’s Medical Director. Professor Chapman received an Order of Australia in 2015 for his service to the industry.

matt-maddocksMatt Maddocks/ Director

Matt Maddocks became involved in Transplant Australia after his son received a liver transplant at a young age. Matt has been involved with the organisation for over 7 years and has helped steer Transplant Australia to become the organisation it is today.

tricia-kavanaghTricia Kavanagh/ Director

Tricia Kavanagh, a former Supreme Court Justice, is passionate about improving the clinical system of organ and tissue donation to ensure all potential donors are identified and all available organs are utilised. She is a liver transplant recipient.

Life Members

Mr David Cairns*

Mr David Cairns*

NSW (1990)

Mr Brian Donovan

Mr Brian Donovan

VIC (1992)

Mr Max King*

Mr Max King*

SA (1995)

Mr Gary Lowe*

Mr Gary Lowe*

NSW (2000)

Ms Heather Edgell

Ms Heather Edgell

NSW (2000)

Ms Chris Tew

Ms Chris Tew

VIC (2000)

Mr Mark Cocks AM*

Mr Mark Cocks AM*

NSW (2002)

Mr Warwick Duncan

Mr Warwick Duncan

VIC (2003)

Prof. Daryl Wall AM

Prof. Daryl Wall AM

QLD (2003)

Ms Jan Wall

Ms Jan Wall

QLD (2003)

Dr Antony Harding

Dr Antony Harding

NSW/TAS (2007)

Mr Ian Patten

Mr Ian Patten

SA (2007)

Mrs Lyn Budge*

Mrs Lyn Budge*

VIC (2009)

Mr Jeff Sewell

Mr Jeff Sewell

NSW (2013)

Mrs Margaret Hill

Mrs Margaret Hill

NSW (2013)

Mr Richard Hayes

Mr Richard Hayes

QLD (2015)

* Deceased

Transplant Australia Achievement Awards

2016 Awards

Outstanding Achievement – Matty Hempstalk

Distinguished Service – Margaret Martin and Karen Knuckey