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 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 ReviewThe Huffington Post and The Drum. I am 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.

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, Twitter or Linkedin.

Don't forget to check out my latest blogs, articles and publications here on the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog. 

All the best


Upcoming Events 

Panel guest at the Perth Writers Festival in the Writing the Land panel discussion with Charles Massy and Di Morrissey, Saturday 24 February, 4:30pm in the Banquet Hall

Speaking at the Perth Writers Festival  about The Coal Truth: The Fight to Stop Adani, Defeat the Big Polluters and Reclaim our Democracy, Sunday 25 February, 6pm in Seminar Room , The University Club