Dr Keith Suter’s Biography

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  • Global Futurist
  • Economics Futurist
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Business Innovation

  • Media Commentator

Dr Keith Suter is considered to be one of Australia’s most influential Global futurists and media commentators in national and foreign affairs. He has also held many strategic leadership roles. Dr Suter is an experienced, professional and awarded presenter renowned for explaining complex global and business issues in a way his audiences can digest and understand.

He is in demand as an MC and conference facilitator. Keith’s tailored keynotes, workshops, facilitated sessions are entertaining, highly compelling and always captivating.

Academic Expert:

Dr Keith Suter has achieved three doctorates. The first of these was about the international law of guerrilla warfare (University of Sydney), and the second about the social and economic consequences of the arms race (Deakin University) and a third doctorate on scenario planning (Sydney University).

Leadership Roles:

He has been appointed to many prestigious roles throughout his career, including Chairperson of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW), Chairperson of the International Commission of Jurists (NSW), Director of Studies at the International Law Association (Australian Branch) and Managing Director of the Global Directions think tank.

Global recognition:

He has also been a member of the prestigious Club of Rome since 1993. The Club is “an informal association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are long-term thinkers interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world. The Club of Rome members share a common concern for the future of humanity and the planet.” The club has only 100 members, with Mikhail Gorbachev amongst them.

Keith is a Life Member of the United Nations Association of Australia in recognition of his service. At various times from 1978 to 1999, he served as the national president of the organisation and took on the roles of the WA and NSW state president.

Strategic Roles:

Keith was the President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (1991-1998) at the University of Sydney, and was a Consultant on Social Policy with the Wesley Mission’s for 17 years. In addition, he served as a consultant for a number of other organisations, with a focus on local and international issues.

He is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Media Roles:

He frequently appears on radio and television discussing politics and international affairs. He has been for many years the Foreign Affairs Editor on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program.

Renowned Author:

Amongst Keith’s many books are “All about Terrorism: Everything you were afraid to ask” and “Global Order and Global Disorder: Globalization and the Nation-State” and “50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues… But Were Too Afraid to Ask”

Key topic areas

Below is a list of Dr Suter’s key topic areas, however Keith always tailors his presentations in response to a client’s brief. Keith’s discussions are always very topical and audience-specific.

  • Futurist
  • Global Affairs
  • National Affairs
  • Globalisation
  • Leadership
  • Economics
  • Not for profit organisational development Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • The Environment

Why book Dr Keith Suter for your next conference or event?

  • r Suter is highly credible in many business and social affairs areas. He is not just a distinguished academic, he has also consulted to many large corporate and NFP organisations.
  • He has created dozens of unique keynotes based on a client’s brief and audience expectations.
  • A wonderfully eloquent and engaging speaker, he is always remembered long after the conference by audience members for his insightful insights.
  • Featured regularly in both TV, print and radio reflects his sound current knowledge of global, national and business affairs.
  • He consistently receives ‘excellent’ feedback in his evaluations.  To read testimonials,
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