David Ritter, CEO
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 wonderful and curious 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 on our blog (here). You can also refer to my catalogue at Global Policy, The Guardian, Griffith Review, The Huffington Post and The Drum. I am also an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia, and a research affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Sydney Democracy Network, both at Sydney University.