Response to resignation of David Koch

Media statement from Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash on the resignation of David Koch from his position as advisory board chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority.

Page last updated: 27 May 2015

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27 May 2015

"I note the resignation of David Koch from his position as advisory board chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority following the announcement of an independent review aimed at improving organ donation rates in Australia.

"The review has been welcomed in a media statement from the Organ and Tissue Authority.

"The Organ and Tissue Authority was informed of the review more than a week ago and had input into the terms of reference.

"Mr Koch's unexpected resignation is a loss to the organisation.

"The review is seeking to establish if there is anything else we can do to improve organ donation rates in Australia and save lives.

"It is always unfortunate to lose people of Mr Koch's calibre from such a good cause. I acknowledge the great contribution Mr Koch has made to support increased rates of organ donation in Australia and would welcome his input into the review.”

Media contact: Les White 0409 805 122 les.white@health.gov.au

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