Dr Richard “Harry” Harris has worked in anaesthesia, diving and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia.
His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures.
Harry and his colleagues have explored caves to 245m depth, and shipwrecks to over 150m, in dives lasting over 16 hours. He is an enthusiastic UW photographer and videographer who is now also building a career in documentary films.
Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue training course in Australasia. By building relationships with emergency services locally he has been preparing for such an event. The 2018 Thailand cave rescue was an opportunity to put this training to work.
In 2018 he received the Star of Courage, Australia’s second highest civilian award for bravery, and the medal of the Order of Australia for his role in the Thailand cave rescue.
Harry was the 2019 Australian of the Year for South Australia and the joint 2019 Australian of the Year with his dive partner Craig Challen.
Ali is a registered Psychologist and co-founder of three-time AFR Fast 100 company, Pragmatic Thinking. Pragmatic Thinking is a behaviour and motivation strategy company that helps organisations build better leaders by building better people.
Awarded Educator of the Year in 2018, business woman and international keynote speaker, Ali’s work has made its way into businesses you may have heard of... Virgin Australia, Suncorp, PepsiCo, Siemens, McDonalds, Bond University and Heritage Bank to name a few.
On top of all this, Ali’s found the time to author three best-selling books; ‘Dealing with the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations and Stand Out: A real world guide to get clear, find purpose and become the boss of busy, and Work From Anywhere. She’s also the host and producer of one of Australia’s top podcasts, Stand Out Life where she digs into the stories behind some of the world’s greatest thought leaders and talents who lead truly awe-inspiring lives.