Dr Simon Longstaff AO - The Ethics Centre
Simon has been Executive Director of The Ethics Centre for 30 years, working across business, government and society. He has a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and of the Royal Society of NSW, and an Honorary Professor at ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Simon was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2013.
What inspires Simon about the work that he does?
"People. I am inspired by their openness and generosity in sharing their thoughts and feelings with me. I am inspired by our common frailty in the midst of uncertainty – and the fact that this need not be overwhelming. I am inspired by the opportunity to continue learning about our brilliant, troubling, contradictory, maddeningly beautiful form of being – simultaneously the most creative and destructive creature on earth; a source of wonder and dread. If I can help people to fall ‘just the right side’ of each question, then I play a small role in making a better future." Simon Longstaff (https://ethics.org.au/why-were-here/#our-people)
The Ethics Centre
The Ethics Centre is a not-for -profit organisation, developing and delivering innovative programmes, services and experiences , designed to bring ethics to the centre of personal and professional lives.
Ethi - Call - Is a free online counselling service which provides expert and impartial guidance to help people make their way through life’s toughest challenges, when there’s nowhere else to turn.
Rowena Bianchino- Harbour Therapy Clinic
Rowena is an existential therapist, social worker, clinical supervisor and founding director of Harbour Therapy Clinic. She believes that therapy is about life-long health and healing . Rowena established HTC in January 2013 in Coffs Harbour with a vision to create a group practice with therapists who have a humanistic and creative approach to engaging with clients. Harbour Therapy Clinic has a diverse range of health professionals committed to ethical codes of conduct which ensure clients feel safe, understood and respected.