Dr. Tanveer Ahmed

Expert on leadership and international and social affairs.


Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a psychiatrist, author and columnist. He treats mental health clients varying from teenagers, those under criminal charges and assessing fitness for workplaces. He contributes regularly to the Australian Financial Review writing on the overlaps of mental health with business, the workplace and wider society. He has appeared on a range of media varying from 60 Minutes, Channel 7 Sunrise and ABC’s Q and A program. He has presented international news stories and co-hosted a prime time gameshow. He is the author of two books, including a migration memoir “The Exotic Rissole” and another about the growth of mental health problems titled “Fragile Nation”.

He has sat on multiple Boards including the Advertising Standards Board, Australian Multicultural Council and the Australian Medical Association. He was chosen by a Prime Minister’s Committee as one of a hundred future leaders of Australia.

Topics include leadership, workplace mental health, social issues and for something different/after dinner speaker. His combination of journalistic and entertainment skills also make him an excellent master of ceremonies.