Program speakers


David Ritter

David Ritter is CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, where he leads a talented and determined team campaigning to fulfil Greenpeace’s mission to secure an earth capable of nurturing life in all of its magnificent diversity.

Before joining Greenpeace, David was an Indigenous rights lawyer. He’s also a widely published writer, including three books.

Greenpeace has been involved in some epic campaigns during David’s time in the role, including most recently persuading Australia’s worst climate polluter, AGL Energy, to agree to early coal closures, and shifting 21 major Australian corporations to adopt 100% renewable energy electricity commitments by 2025 – including household names like Bunnings, Coles and Woolworths. Greenpeace’s largest current campaigns in Australia include stopping Woodside’s climate-wrecking massive gas expansion plans, and transforming Australia’s passenger fleet to electric vehicles.

From Perth originally, David now lives in Sydney with his spouse and two daughters.