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Dr Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter AM


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Economic and Social Commentator.

Best known for his expert commentary role on global affairs on the Seven Sunrise program, Keith is a huge thinker. His depth of understanding of global issues, terrorism, law, cultures, and business is extraordinary. He's a leading academic and member of the exclusive 'Club of Rome'with only 100 members which include Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Gates and Al Gore. He was voted 'Australian Communicator of the Year in 2004.

Dr Keith Suter is one of the world’s great thinkers and communicators. A foremost speaker on global issues, as well as a highly regarded social commentator, strategic planner, writer and broadcaster, Dr Suter appears on radio an average of once per day, and is recognisable as the global issues/foreign affairs presenter on Channel 7’s “Sunrise” program.

Keith has an extraordinary mind and extensive knowledge; his expertise covers International Affairs, Law, Society, Leadership, Business, and the Future.

Keith is a member of the most prestigious global think tank in the world, The Club of Rome – comprised of only 100 members including people such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. The Club of Rome meets regularly to discuss and analyse the social, political, economic, and environmental issues of the day and how those issues impact on us now and into the future.

He has had over three decades of experience in chairing organisations such as the United Nations Association of Australia, and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Suter is a leading Australian Academic, he holds university qualifications in international politics, international law, international economics and ethics, and currently holds a teaching position at the University of New South Wales.


His latest book is the international best seller “Global Notebook: an Introduction to World Affairs” – which was described by The Australian Financial Review as one of the Top 10 Best Books of 2005. He is author of several other books including “In Defence of Globalisation”, “Global Change: Armageddon and the New World Order”, “Global Agenda: Economics, the Environment and the Nation-State”, and “Indonesia, East Timor and West Iran”. Dr Suter also writes HSC and VCE material for the Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies curriculums.


Dr Suter was a recipient of the prestigious Australian “Peace Medal” during the International Year of Peace in 1986. He was also voted “Australian Communicator of the Year” in 1994


Dr Suter speaks, facilitates and consults to all types of organisations, large and small, from private enterprise to major corporations, to associations and all levels of government. Equally impactful with people in small business or the leaders of major corporations and government, he provides understanding and insight into complicated issues, and most importantly the impact and opportunities for Australia and the audience.

In keynotes, workshops, facilitated sessions and scenario planning, 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 make complex issues understandable and absolutely fascinating.

 Keith always has extensive briefing with clients, and researches and writes a keynote specifically for them and their industry; his keynotes are always relevant and topical to the organisation and audience.

Dr Keith Suter On Climate Change

Currently a hot topic, Dr Suter’s presentations around climate change are built on three main areas:

1. An explanation of the background to the controversy (he is a member of The Club of the Rome, which was one of the first organisations to raise concern about environmental issues)

2. An assessment of the global risks and opportunities presented by climate change

3. An examination of the options facing Australia (including the business opportunities).

While he agrees that this is a very serious crisis, he does not believe that all is lost and that, on the contrary, it is possible – with enough political and business leadership – to avert disaster.

Presentation Topics Include

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


Keith was excellent, very well prepared and lovely to deal with.
Alpha Group

Keith is arguably the best Key Note we have had for one of our conferences. His depth of knowledge and ability to link and explain complex issues in a simple and compelling framework had all delegates hanging on his every word. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an engaging key note who is not afraid to operate without PowerPoint.
Instil Group

Dr Suter’s insights engaged our students and prompted pertinent questions and discussion.
Methodist Ladies College

Amazing presenter with a depth of knowledge on change and disruption that is the best I have heard. People at our conference said that they could have listened to Keith for the entire day and wanted more.
Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing

Dr Suter was superbly organised, a pleasure to deal with and gave an outstanding presentation that exceeded expectations and which was a huge success with the regional business community.
Bathurst Regional Council

Wealth of information, personable and down to earth.
Blayney Shire Council

Outstanding speaker. The delegates feedback was only positive. Guests couldn't wait to meet Keith and discuss issues that he had brought up during his presentation. A consummate professional. Keith's ability to communicate complex issues and engage the audience is unique.
Australian Property Institute

Very knowledgeable, thought provoking and captivating. Was able to respond effectively to questions from the floor.
Property Council of SA

Dr Suter is an exceptional speaker with the presence to hold the interest of the audience from beginning to end.
Property Council of SA

Highlights of the day included the very powerful and thought provoking keynote address by Dr Keith Suter. Keith Suter's presentation was superb, his views on the importance of global education in the schools curriculum was well received by all attendees and staff, we have had some fantastic feedback regarding his presentation.
World Vision Australia

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.

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 Suter's presentation was fascinating, relevant and informative. He definitely painted an overall picture for the theme of the day.
NSW Tourism Sport & Recreation

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 relevant and stimulating and feedback received has been extremely positive. As our opening address, he set the scene very well for our focus on strategic thinking for the future of local government and we were extremely happy with the linkages between his talk and other topics on the program.
Municipal Association of Victoria

Keith was an excellent speaker who provoked thought, made some interesting points and was the ultimate professional to deal with.
NSW Tourism, Sport and Recreation

Keith was great. By the time he gave his presentation, he knew as much about our association as we do ourselves. His preparation was thorough, his content was relevant, and his presentation was insightful and inspiring. Our delegates felt that he was a great opening speaker.
Careers Advisers Association of NSW

Well researched re the issues facing Queensland population expansion and a good understanding of the related health issues that came with that. Was very entertaining in his presentation and very engaging as a speaker. Provided good summary notes for his presentation well in advance - no need to chase up any presentations, and he personally followed up progress regards his role in our Forum. Very generous with his time in that he was prepared to stay for the day and to talk generally with the delegates, and undertook a radio interview on the topic of his presentation
Qld Division of General Practice

Excellent. The event has been rated by staff as the best we have had so far. Dr Suter was inspirational in his delivery of the information. It was a wonderful experience to have Dr Suter present to our Management Team.
Liverpool Council

Keith gave us more than we could have asked for in inspiring forum participants, opening up eyes and minds to new ways of looking at things, and for the professionalism of completing the task at hand. Keith's presence helped draw in more participants than we have ever had before, and his dedication and skills helped made us shine.
Department of State and Regional Development

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!
It set the scene wonderfully for our workshops - and the response from the participants was overwhelmingly positive.
The Australian College of Health Service Executives

Excellent. Dr Suter was perfect for the event...we had fantastic feedback from both delegates and client.

Dr. Keith Suter has been experencied 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 wrote and delivered a presentation specific to our conference theme and message. This is amazing – to have a keynote speaker who firstly (really does!) tailor his presentation and then goes on to offer the delegates written information for use in their work and life. His message was clear; his anecdotes - highly amusing; and his passion for man, the environment and the hard social issues - intense.
Local Government Public Relations Association

Keith was fantastic. He was very supportive of the event and promoted it, and the seriousness of Dementia generously in his external media commitments.Keith's research, presentation content and delivery were excellent.
Alzheimer's Australia

Dr Keith Suter provided a exceptional presentation at the Wagga Wagga Big Business Breakfast on March 6th 2009. The information provided by Keith was not only well delivered but also contained highly informative information that was tailored perfectly for the Wagga Wagga Business Community as requested. Keith took his own time to gain his own knowledge of the Region by attending one day of the Regional Economic Development Conference prior to his presentation. At all times Keith was highly professional, exceptionally informative and welcoming to external factors of his presentation such as media and discussions with local business owners. We would highly recommend Dr Keith Suter as a guest speaker at any function. His presentations are compelling and captive.
City of Wagga Wagga

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.

Keith Suter was great in that even though we had a “power blackout” he was flexible enough to “speak without a microphone, no lectern, standing on a chair etc etc”. Keith salvaged a night that went wrong through “Energy Australia” providing a “power blackout” at the worst possible time!
FMD Financial

Keith was exceptional – truly a Man for All Seasons.

It was a pleasure to have you as our MC and we were very impressed with how you kept the conference to schedule and seamlessly integrated the digital Q&A system into the flow of the session discussions. Your positive and professional attitude made the weekend enjoyable for not only delegates but also for us as organisers! Thank you for sending through your closing keynote address, we will make this available on the conference website. I hope to get the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Better Boards Australasia

Keith is a very intellectual person who is at the forefront of world affairs. He provided some very stimulating food for thought to the guests at our dinner function, both on general global issues, as well as those challenges facing the financial services industry specifically.

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