Dr Keith Suter is the Managing Director of the Global Directions think tank. He is an economic and social commentator, strategic planner, author and broadcaster. He is considered one of Australia’s most influential Global futurists and media commentators in national and foreign affairs.
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 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).
As a broadcaster, he appears on Australian radio an average of once a day. He is Channel Seven’s “Sunrise” foreign affairs editor and also a foreign policy analyst for Sky TV Australia.
In 2019 Keith was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia.