Dr Keith Suter

Travels from: New South Wales

 A highly experienced, professional and awarded presenter of ideas

Categories: Business Speakers, Futurists & Future Trends, Interesting Ideas, Leadership

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Dr Keith Suter is an exceptional speaker with the presence to hold the interest of theaudience from beginning to end.  

Since moving to Australia from London in 1973 at the age of 25, 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).

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.

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.

In 1999, Keith was made 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.

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, and his activities include conducting monthly webcasts with business leaders. He frequently appears on radio and television discussing politics and international affairs.

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”

He is a highly experienced, professional and awarded presenter of ideas, with topics including ethics, world affairs, globalisation, mining, global warming, leadership, the future, and corporate governance. Engaging in style, Keith’s discussions are always very topical and audience-specific.

Speaker Topics

Corporate Governance
Examines the new trends in how companies and organisations are now being run with a focus on creating a strong corporate governance mindset. He explains why this is valuable and the important role ethics plays in business today.
Education is a major growth industry in Australia with international students representing Australias third largest export industry. Keith discusses how organisations can make the most of this education boom.
Looking at different leadership styles and new trends, such as the rise of the leaderless society, Keith also discusses characteristics of some of the leaders he has encountered over the decades.
Preparing for the Future
Keith enlightens audiences on how they can make the most of the future. The topic examines techniques for prediction, creating a preferred version for a business or country, and scenario planning for future possibilities.


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

Dr. Keith Suter has been experienced 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

Keith was excellent, very knowledgeable with a good delivery that was easily understood. Wide ranging and relevant topics covered.

Caltex Australia

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.


Dr Keith Suter - Leadership

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