Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

The HTA welcomes five new Authority members

Issue date: 
24 March 2016

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is pleased to announce that five new Board Members have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health.

Dr Stuart Dollow, Professor Penney Lewis, Professor Dame Sally Macintyre, The Right Reverend Graham Usher, and Dr Lorna Williamson will be joining the Authority shortly, for three-year terms.

Their responsibilities will include helping to shape the organisation’s strategy and regulatory activity in the use and storage of human tissue as well as the assessment of complicated transplant cases. 

The board is accountable to the Department of Health and Parliament for the activities and performance of the HTA.

Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE, Chair of the HTA, welcomed the new appointments saying:

“I am delighted to be welcoming our five new Authority Members to the HTA Board. They are each outstanding technical experts in their fields from pathology and bio-ethics to commercial biotech and public health research. This, combined with their wisdom and general experience, will be an enormous help to the HTA as it continues its important and sensitive work."

This follows the end of the terms of HTA Authority Members, Professor Susan Dilly, Rosie Glazebrook, Suzanne McCarthy, Professor Gurch Randhawa and Catharine Seddon.

Sharmila Nebhrajani added:

“I also want to pay tribute to Catharine, Gurch, Rosie, Susan and Suzanne who are stepping down on the expiry of their tenures as Board Members. They have offered wise counsel to the HTA over a number of years and I want to thank them for their hard work and excellent service.” 


  1. Further information about the Authority can be found on our website
  2. Biogs for all Authority Members can also be found on our website


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Last updated on: 7 Apr 2016