Organ and Tissue Authority

Dr Mal Washer

Portrait of the board chair, Mal Washer
Chair

Dr Washer, a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1998 to 2013, was educated at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1970 with degrees in medicine and surgery. Mal was a general practitioner before entering politics and he established a number of prominent medical centres in Western Australia. He was also past Chair of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia. Mal has extensive experience in agricultural and horticultural activities and currently operates a commercial avocado plantation in Western Australia.

In addition to his role as Chair of the Board of the Organ and Tissue Authority, Mal is the Chair of the Board of AusCann, an Australian-based company that aims to produce and provide clinically validated cannabinoid medicines.