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. Also, You can read my latest blogs, articles and publications here on the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog. 

All the best


Upcoming Events 

Panel guest in How do we change the world? Thursday 31st August,  Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane

Speaker at the Building a New Economy for Australia Conference, Friday 1st September,  Speaker at Southbank, Brisbane

Speaker at The Next Gen - Is your Organisation Ready for the Next Generation AuSAE Lunch Series, Wednesday 4th October,  Milsons Point,  Sydney