Lindsay Ziehl (MBE)
Lindsay Ziehl is a passionate, highly experienced advocate for the rights of women and children in the highly complex area of GBV (Gender Based Violence). A dynamic, well-known and well-loved public speaker, trainer and counselor, Lindsay has provided many companies (of all sizes) with an insight into this highly topical subject.
As a qualified therapist majoring in Trauma Therapy, she has – over the space of almost two decades – counselled and supported countless individuals and families affected by Domestic Violence, assisting with Protection Orders, crisis intervention, mediation, hospital visits, court case reports and referrals for psychiatric evaluations.
As the as Manager of The Haven, a shelter for victims of abuse, she has been responsible for the organisation’s Public Relations and Marketing, for managing and training the counselors, for overseeing the day-to-day running of the shelter, and for fundraising.
She co-founded the Port Elizabeth lobby for change, which was charged with the responsibility of fully supporting the passing of the DNA law, which was passed in South Africa in 2014. Presently she is lobbying to make the Sexual Offenders Register and Violent Offender Register available to the public.
Lindsay was invited to share her experiences and knowledge with the Australian Government, and with the head of family violence for the UK in London.
For her tireless work with vulnerable women in South Africa, Lindsay was awarded the highest honour bestowed by HRH Queen Elizabeth II – an MBE Title – which was awarded to her in July 2015 at Buckingham Palace.