Matt Cooper meets Peter Sutherland

He beat cancer. Now he faces his greatest challenge: the refugee crisis

Peter Sutherland has taken to Twitter with gusto. To those who know the man with arguably the most impressive CV achieved by an Irishman in public life – former attorney general in Ireland, EU Commissioner, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, partner in investment bank Goldman Sachs, chairman of oil giant British Petroleum, to name just a few of his past roles – this enthusiasm, engendered by his current new position, comes as no surprise.

Sutherland throws himself into things with ferocious energy or, as he notes wryly, “like a bull in a china shop”.

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