About Keith Suter
Conference speaker and Social commentator
It is as a communicator that Dr Keith Suter shines.
Having extensive experience in lecturing and teaching, his ability to communicate is exemplary. Keith is a regular on the corporate speaking circuit where all of his presentations are tailored to the clients brief; With such a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr Keith Suter is a fascinating speaker on any occasion.
As Foreign & International Affairs Editor and Expert on Channel 7's 'Sunrise' program, Dr Keith Suter is the resident expert on international issues affecting Australian business and society. Keith Suter's commentary reflects the wealth of experience he has in a variety of fields.
Respected and selected
As a respected thinker and communicator, Dr Keith Suter is often selected as a speaker on global issues. He is Senior Fellow, Global Business Network Australia and the Executive Director of National Goals and Directions - Suter's thinking is a valuable addition to this think tank working on Australia's future.
Consultant on social policy
Keith Suter farewelled the Wesley Mission after seventeen years in August 2008. During his time at the Mission Keith's role as Consultant on Social Policy at Wesley Mission, Sydney, Consultant to Aged and Community Services (NSW), Health Services Association (NSW) and the Conflict Resolution Network saw him involved in a wide range of local and international issues. His experiences and insights formed the basis of his radio broadcast "talking politics" on the 2GB network.
Chair - 20|20 Exchange
20|20 Exchange is a black label, contemporary peer to peer leadership program exclusive to the chief executive. CEOs from non-competing industries meet monthly under Chatham House Rule. Conversations are be led by independent world class chairs who inspire and support, while facilitating a dynamic environment conducive to open dialogue and learning. Keith Suter is engaged as a chair for 20|20 Exchange, specializing in guiding those businesses turning over in excess of $10-100 million per annum.
As a member himself of the most prestigious global think tank in the world, the Club of Rome, Keith shares in regular discussion analysing social, political, economic, and environmental issues of the day and how those issues impact on us now and into the future. With this type of insight, both collaborative and academic, Keith makes an outstanding facilitator, mentor and advisor for business leaders wanting to excel.
Not only is Keith informative, he is entertaining, highly compelling, and with his theatrical style he always manages to totally captivate an audience. Keith has the ability to unravel complex business issues and make then understandable and absolutely fascinating.
Career and credits
Dr Keith Suter has so many career credits, it is difficult to list them all. Among other top level positions, his positions include:
- Chairperson, International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW)
- Chairperson, International Commission of Jurists (NSW)
- Director of Studies, International Law Association (Australian Branch).
Prestigious global think tank member: The Club Of Rome.
As a member of the most prestigious global think tank in the world, The Club of Rome, Keith Suter is among the elite thinkers and influencers internationally. The club has only 100 members and includes people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. His reputation is recognised worldwide.
First class education
A first class education is backed up by a powerful intellect and appreciation of the factors driving world politics and current affairs. Keith Suter's first doctorate was in the international law of guerrilla warfare and his second in the economic and social consequences of the arms race. His Masters degree is in religious studies and was on the role of the Uniting Church in the debate over economic justice.
Dr Keith Suter received the Australian Government's Peace Medal in 1986: the International Year of Peace. He was Rostrum's "Communicator of the Year" in 1995, and in 1994, he was voted "Australian Communicator of the Year". He was made a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 1997 in recognition of his work for international co-operation.
United Nations Association President
Between 1978 and 1999 he was at various times the national and state presidents (NSW and WA) of the United Nations Association of Australia. In 1999 he was made a Life Member of the UN Association. From 1991 to 1998 he was the President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Keith is an active member of the AICD. He hosts a monthly podcast with various business leaders and people of influence. Links to these can be found in the blog.
Keith Suter's latest book published in 2008 "All about Terrorism: Everything you were afraid to ask" is the third in a series of books addressing topical issues. This book investigates why anyone would become a suicide bomber, how effective are Australian intelligent agencies and did 9,11 change the world? The series show Keith's remarkable intellectual versatility and ability to demistify complex problems. Essential Reading!
Keiths books can be bought from Kentigern Resource Centre or via Keith's Book Shop.
Blending the Serious and the Funny side of Life
Keith believes that while there are many things in the world which are serious, the funny side should not be overlooked. As a result, Keith Suter has partnered with Friday Mash which is a new Australian satirical site designed to provide members with a humourous slant on both domestic and global events and issues. Visit www.fridaymash.com to view their website.