CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific David Ritter | Conference keynote

Posted in News on 13 September 2023

The DASSH Conference is almost here!

We are excited to announce another of our keynote speakers – the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific David Ritter. 

Hear from David about influencing policy change and public perception.

Check out the rest of the program. And make sure to register if you haven’t already.

On Advocacy…Being change leaders and achieving impact

David Ritter knows a thing or two about achieving impact and leading change. As the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, David is a leading international advocate for environmental and human security. He was previously a lecturer in History and Law at The University of Western Australia and a legal officer for the Yamatji Marlpa Land and Sea Council, becoming one of Australia’s leading commenters on native title.
This important keynote address considers how DASSH and other leaders of our disciplines can achieve influence by drawing on the strategies, insights, and lessons of change-agents such as Greenpeace. 

David will share how the organisation has influenced policy change, corporate practice and public perception through ethical leadership, targeted and creative messaging, and the communication of an urgent vision. His message will suggest how our organisation can do the same.

Chaired by Prof Nick Bisley, President, DASSH, and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University.

David Ritter came back to Australia to take up the role as CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific in 2012 after five years working in a senior campaigns position with Greenpeace in London. 

He is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia; and a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute, an Associate at the Sydney Policy Lab and an Adjunct Professor in the Sydney Democracy Network, all at Sydney University.