Crosbie Lorimer is a landscape architect who came to Australia from the UK in 1989 for a year and never quite got back to England. Amongst other things in his 30+ years in Australia, Crosbie has married, become the managing director of the company he has worked with for almost 40 years, raced yachts, windsurfed, sung in choirs, played social tennis with his wife very badly (Crosbie that is!) and become a volunteer for Sailability, taking disabled people sailing.
Having retired from yacht racing, these days Crosbie swims, gardens, rides a road bike and runs a sailing media company with his wife Dale as a paid pastime. Crosbie is a volunteer speaker for beyondblue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, and to reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help. Crosbie became a beyondblue speaker because he felt the need to open up the conversation about depression and anxiety having suffered and recovered from both and in light of his experience of depression, anxiety and suicide in his family.