In my 35 years as a broadcaster I have had the opportunity to interview and know all manner of Prime Ministers, senior politicians, religious leaders, celebrities and dignitaries.
None, however, has impressed or inspired me more than Hetty Johnston, the Founder of Bravehearts.
Her relentless quest, born of personal tragedy, stands as testimony to what one person can achieve. Through her relentless and tireless efforts to shine the light on abuse and its victims Hetty has done what many institutions failed to do: she named it, fought it and sought to facilitate change.
That she succeeded is something of an understatement and, in so doing, improved (and possibly saved) thousands of lives in the process.
That’s quite something. It’s a privilege to know her.
4BC Radio Presenter and Author