Matt Vickers

I'm a writer, technologist, public speaker, and law reform campaigner.

I'm interested in business, finance, investment, good design, human rights, and literature.

My first book, Lecretia's Choice, tells the story of my late wife's challenge to change the law in New Zealand around assisted dying. It was published in August 2016 by Text Publishing.

I have spoken and written extensively on the subject of assisted dying.

You can read more about Lecretia on her blog, her Facebook page and follow the ongoing campaign on Twitter.

I currently work at Xero as the head of our product globalisation efforts.

Previously I was responsible for integrations with Xero's banking partners. A couple of years ago I managed their mobile products as well.

Before that, I was a Business Analyst with Xero, and before that, I worked as a Web Developer in the Wellington design industry.

Writing


Lecretia’s Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law (Text Publishing)

Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2016 (Contributor, Auckland University Press)


Media Appearances

  • TVNZ Breakfast
  • The Nation TV3
  • The Paul Henry Show
  • Sunday TVNZ
  • ABC News Breakfast Australia
  • Radio New Zealand
  • 95bFM
  • Newstalk ZB
  • RadioLIVE
  • Triple R Melbourne

Speaking Appearances

  • Brisbane Writers Festival 2016
  • The School of Life Melbourne 2016 *
  • Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture 2016
  • WORD Christchurch 2016 †
  • National Rural Health Conference 2016
  • TEDxChristchurch 2015
  • Xerocon Australia 2013 & 2014
  • Xerocon New Zealand 2013 & 2014
  • Devmob 2013
  • WDCNZ 2012

* with Andrew Denton
with Caitlin Doughty and Dr Ruth McManus