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Dr Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter is a global futurist, thought leader, author and media personality, recognised and highly respected in the areas of social policy and foreign affairs. One of the world's great thinkers and exemplary communicators Dr Keith Suter has extensive experience in speaking, lecturing and teaching. Keith is a regular on Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ program and is often asked for comment on the ABC, Sky News and Macquarie Live News.

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“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


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



“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


“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


"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 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


“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.”



Dr Keith Suter Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Dr Keith Suter's Biography

Dr Keith Suter is a global futurist, thought leader, author and media personality, recognised and highly respected in the areas of social policy and foreign affairs. One of the world's great thinkers and exemplary communicators Dr Keith Suter has extensive experience in speaking, lecturing and teaching. Keith is a regular on Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ program and is often asked for comment on the ABC, Sky News and Macquarie Live News.

Dr Keith Suter 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.

Keith presents keynotes, workshops, facilitated sessions and scenario planning. He is informative, entertaining and 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 is an expert facilitator, he helps all types of organisations assess, manage and capitalise on the rapidly changing political, social and economic environment. These sessions are excellent for any size organisation, from small businesses to corporations.

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”.

Speaking Topics Include

“Preparing for the future”

Enlightens audiences on how they can make the most of the future. It examines techniques for:

1. Prediction

2. Creating a preferred version for a business or country and

3. What could possibly happen which we are not yet seeing (scenario planning).



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.


“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 Australia’s third largest export industry. Keith discusses how organisations can make the most of this education boom.


Some recent topics include:

* Megatrends: global, national, local

* Economic updates

* Will computers kill human employment?

* What is wrong with economics?

* How did the global financial crisis occur?

*Can we win the War on Terror?

* Future of the Euro zone

* Will China dominate the world?

* Future of schooling

* Are universities an endangered species?

* Will there ever be peace in the Middle East?

* Where are the new business opportunities?

* Importance of infrastructure

* Listening for the faint signals of change

* Computer security and cyber-warfare

* Future of aged care

* Reinventing oneself in middle age (new Third Age)

* Australian social policy

* Climate change