David Ritter

CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Hi, I’m David Ritter. It is my privilege to lead the team at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, where we are campaigning for a green and peaceful future for all. On this page you can connect with me and find out about what I’m doing in my role as Chief Executive Officer.

I was born in Perth, WA and I’m married with two beaut daughters.  In the past, I’ve worked as a lawyer and an academic, before spending five years with Greenpeace UK.  In July 2012 I came back to Australia to head up Greenpeace Australia Pacific, determined to make our campaigns as effective as possible.

I often write and speak about issues that I care deeply about.  I’ll keep a record of where I am speaking and what I am writing here and you can read a selection of my opinion pieces below. You can also refer to my catalogue at Global Policy, Griffith Review, The Huffington Post and The Drum. It would be great to hear from you, so please let me know if you have any feedback by emailing or by reaching out to me on Facebook and Twitter.

All the best,
David.

Events 

Voiceless 2014 Law Lecture Series, 1-2 May 2014, Sydney.

Blogs, articles and publications

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A passion for conservation is not piracy

Feature Story | 1 October, 2013 at 9:58

Greenpeace activists who travelled to the far north because of a shared conviction about the madness of drilling for oil are now being investigated for piracy. The obvious injustice of the situation has sparked a world-wide wave of peaceful protests.

The coal industry v everyone else: who will win?

Feature Story | 9 July, 2013 at 12:36

The stark choice between the 'climate makers' and the rest of us underlines a competition of two radically different visions. It is a fight over the very future of Australia

Thermal coal exports killing our future

Feature Story | 17 April, 2013 at 15:37

By David Ritter, originally posted in The Australian: A MOMENT has been reached in our national history where the prosperity and wellbeing of Australia are at threat. Radical plans to expand coal exports endanger our most precious places...

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