Peter Sutherland: Titan of business, champion of refugees

He occupied top posts at BP, Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola and the Vatican bank. Sutherland’s many accomplishments hinted at the true depth of character behind the public figure

14th January, 2018
Peter Sutherland speaking at the Dublin Web Summit in 2010 Pic: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Much has been written and said about Peter Sutherland over the past week. To have achieved excellence in so many spheres, yet remain centred on the fundamental principle of a universally shared humanity, makes the tributes unsurprising. Social media apart, the commentary, at home and overseas, with the exception of the odd know-all, recognised his capacity to balance professional interests with the needs of among the most disadvantaged.

Others, who prowl social media and wish...

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