Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Bill Horne reappointed as Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority

Issue date: 
26 June 2017

Bill Horne, has been reappointed as the Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority. Bill has been reappointed for a period of three years from 1 August 2017.

Bill was first appointed in August 2014. During his time as a Member, Bill has contributed both to the work of the Authority and also our Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Stakeholder and Fees Group, and Histopathology Working Group.

Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE, Chair of the Human Tissue Authority, said: “I’m delighted that Bill has been reappointed. As a Member, Bill has provided valuable input into the work of the Authority and its committees, including taking on the role of Chair of the HTA’s Stakeholder and Fees Group.

I look forward to continuing to work with Bill over the next three years.”


  • The HTA is the regulator of human organs and tissue. We regulate activities relating to the removal, storage, use and disposal of human tissue and organs. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
  • The Human Tissue Act 2004 provides for one of Member of the Human Tissue Authority to be appointed by the Welsh Government.
  • Members of the Human Tissue Authority are paid £7,883 per annum reflecting a time commitment of 2 days per month. 
  • This appointment was made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. 
  • Bill’s biography, along with the biographies of all current Authority Members can be accessed on our website.
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Last updated on: 26 Jun 2017