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.
In 2019 Keith was proudly appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), for significant service to international relations, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.
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 Commission of Jurists (NSW), Director of Studies at the International Law Association (Australian Branch) and Managing Director of the Global Directions think tank. After 25 years, Keith recently retired from the role of Chairperson of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW).
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.
- Mastering Leadership
Politics & Advocacy
- Environment & Climate Change
- International Relations & Foreign Affairs
"Keith was excellent, very knowledgeable with a good delivery that was easily understood. Wide ranging and relevant topics covered." Caltex Australia. “Dr. Keith Suter has been experienced ... keep reading as very professional and cooperative. Pleasant personality who was very much engaged with the event even beyond his responsibilities. Was able to moderate the discussion in such a way that we get most out of the meeting.” Xerox Europe “Dr Keith Suter would have to be one of the best guest speakers our company has used. He is knowledgeable in so many different areas, and communicates complex ideas in a logical, common sense way that everyone can understand. He encourages lateral thinking and presents in an extremely engaging manner. Our audience was kept totally engrossed for his entire presentation. He's also a lovely man to work with.” Landmark “Dr Keith Suter was excellent and very favourably received by our audience. He spoke eloquently on the topic assigned to him and used was a wonderful addition to our conference line-up.” Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd “Excellent. Keith responded to our particular needs in a very comprehensive and professional manner. He was well prepared and knowledgeable - sharing his thoughts on leadership in an informed, pleasant style - with a smattering of understated English humour! The Australian College of Health Service Executives “Dr Suter is an exceptional speaker with the presence to hold the interest of the audience from beginning to end.” Property Council of SA “Excellent! Dr Suter spoke at the VACC President's Dinner for 40 minutes, but it only seemed like 20. His intellect and knowledge is awesome, but he presented some extremely complex and serious global matters in a language that all could understand. Not only was his presentation extremely interesting, but very entertaining. It was a pleasure working with Dr Suter.” VACC “Keith was an extremely easy presenter to work with and his great sense of humour and enthusiasm made it a pleasure in the planning stages. He utilised our briefing conversation well in developing his presentation to suit the sector and our audience. Our delegates found his presentation relView more