Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist, author and columnist. He treats mental health clients varying from teenagers, those under criminal charges and assessing fitness for workplaces. He contributes regularly to the Australian Financial Review writing on the overlaps of mental health with business, the workplace and wider society. He has appeared on a range of media varying from 60 Minutes, Channel 7 Sunrise and ABC's Q and A program. He has presented international news stories and co-hosted a prime time gameshow. He is the author of two books, including a migration memoir "The Exotic Rissole" and another about the growth of mental health problems titled "Fragile Nation".
He has sat on multiple Boards including the Advertising Standards Board, Australian Multicultural Council and the Australian Medical Association. He was chosen by a Prime Minister's Committee as one of a hundred future leaders of Australia.
Topics include leadership, workplace mental health, social issues and for something different/after dinner speaker. His combination of journalistic and entertainment skills also make him an excellent master of ceremonies.
I thought his presentation and MC role at the Australian Leadership Alumni (ALA) Conference was outstanding. He clearly understood the audience and issues. I think he connected with the ALAs ... keep reading and was able to respond to their questions and queries with aplomb. He was confident, skilful and responsive on some very challenging issues. I will be remaining in contact with him and looking for ways to engage him in my leadership work. AusAID
In Tudor times, I would have been happy to call Tanveer Ahmed "a most excellent Fool" - and in saying so, I would have been offering him a supreme compliment. Tanveer is a talented speaker with the rare ability to combine deep, intelligent analysis with sparkling good humour.
Now that we know you and how great you were yesterday, please be warned that you will be summoned all the time and I do really mean all the time. You are on the top of our list! I had received so many good comments about the panel discussion.
Tanveer was both informative and entertaining, and kept the audience engaged throughout the entire presentation, which, from past experience is not easy to do. Based on the positive feedback that we received from all who attended, I would not hesitate in engaging the services of Tanveer Ahmed to present at another meeting in the near future.
It was a pleasure working with you. You were professional, but personable and just plain fun. And you were the perfect fit for our exporters’ audience. Thanks for handling the minor hitches with aplomb and for being engaged throughout the night.