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Call for Expressions of Interest for the Transplant Australia Board

By July 13, 2023No Comments

Transplant Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people across Australia who are suitable and willing to be considered for appointment to our Board of Directors.

Transplant Australia is the national community voice promoting organ and tissue donation and caring for all of those touched by transplantation.  As a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status, Transplant Australia has grown into the largest body of its kind in the world. Our Mission – ‘make the most of life’ – is to make transplantation accessible for all those who need it and for recipients to lead healthy, active and rewarding lives.

Our Core Values are essential to the operation and leadership of the Board of Directors:

  • Celebration – highlighting the success of transplantation through the Transplant Games and community presence
  • Building health value – delivering health, activity and support programs
  • Leadership – campaign/advocacy work and a strong voice for the transplant community
  • Integrity – operating with ethical charity practice and governance
  • Support – helping recipients get back into living their lives
  • Respect – ‘thank you culture’ toward donors, donor families, health professionals and carers
  • Inclusivity – working across diverse cultures and all sectors of the transplant community

We make a tangible difference to the lives of Australians by:

  • Bringing together the donation and transplantation community in celebration through the staging of the Australian Transplant Games every two years
  • Working positively with Federal and State Governments to promote the benefits of organ and tissue donation
  • Acting as a strong voice in the media promoting donation and commenting on all aspects of transplantation
  • Supporting patients through their transplant journey back to the fullness of health
  • Acting as a strong advocate for organ and tissue donation and transplantation to government and presenting a unified common voice to the Australian public to instil confidence in our donation system

Under the Constitution of Transplant Australia Ltd, the Directors may, from time to time, appoint a director. The appointment of that director/s is/are then confirmed at the next Annual General Meeting. The Board Nominations Sub-Committee is now seeking expressions of interest for a small number of new director positions.

The Role of the Board of Transplant Australia
The Board provides governance and strategic leadership to the organisation and is comprised of people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Director positions are voluntary and there is no remuneration for your work, however reasonable travel expenses are covered. Board members’ terms are three years with a maximum tenure of 10 years.

Meetings and Time Commitment
The Board currently meets four times a year and will soon introduced a fifth strategic planning meeting at the end of each year. Meetings occur online and last 90 minutes.


  • Attend and actively participate in meetings.
  • Stay informed about board matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comment on minutes and reports.
  • Participate on Advisory Groups to Transplant Australia.
  • Build a collegial working relationship with other board members that contributes to a consensual approach to decisions.
  • Understand the wider organ and tissue donation and transplant sectors and the needs of those we serve – donor families, living donors, those waiting and those who have received a transplant, carers and family members.
  • Utilise own skills, experience and knowledge to support the growth and success of the organisation.
  • Help communicate and promote the mission and purpose of Transplant Australia to our community, the organ and tissue donation and transplant sectors, governments and the wider public.
  • Become familiar with the Transplant Australia’s strategy, services, resources and finances.
  • Comply with Transplant Australia’s Constitution, Standards of Conduct, Social Media Policy and other policies set out by the Board Expressions of Interest.

Expressions of Interest

Following the retirement of Medical Director, Professor Richard Allen and the passing of Board Member James Reilly, the Board has recently reviewed its collective skills matrix as part of strategic planning following the staging of the World Transplant Games in Perth.  A number of key skill areas have been identified that need to be filled. The areas of interest include those with a medical background, transplant recipient background and those with an interest or background in media, marketing, funding or legal.

If you feel you may be eligible to serve as a Director of Transplant Australia please click here and complete the Expression of Interest form and return it and a copy of your CV to: by July 30.


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