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Louise Johnson


As CEO for the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) for the last ten years, Louise Johnson oversees VARTA’s administration of aspects of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 as well as its public education about assisted reproductive treatment, the health and welfare of children born as a result of treatment, and the causes and prevention of infertility. Louise is also spokesperson for the Your Fertility programme, which provides advice to people on ways to optimise their fertility.

From 1 March 2017, VARTA is managing the Victorian donor registers and continuing to provide a ‘one door in’ approach to counselling support and information associated with donor conception and the donor registers.

Louise has an Honours degree in science, postgraduate qualifications in education and management and a Masters in Regulatory Studies.

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