Matt Vickers

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

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

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

I have spoken and written extensively on the subject of assisted dying, and was co-founder and spokesperson for Yes for Compassion. Yes for Compassion successfully campaigned for a Yes vote during 2020's New Zealand End of Life Choice referendum.

You can learn more about Lecretia and her campaign on her blog, her Facebook page and on Twitter.

I currently work at Xero, where I manage several critical product areas and initiatives. I also liaise with government and industry on data standards, particularly in the US, and was responsible for extensive in-market research into new geographies.

Previously I was responsible for integrations with Xero's banking partners. Several 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)


  • The New Zealand Herald
  • The Dominion Post
  • North & South Magazine
  • The Spinoff
  • Newsroom NZ
  • The Guardian
  • Grazia UK
  • Elle Australia
  • New Zealand Doctor
  • Lecretia’s Choice Blog
  • Australian Financial Review
  • National Business Review

Media Appearances

  • TVNZ Breakfast
  • The Nation TV3
  • The Project TV3
  • The Paul Henry Show
  • The AM Show
  • Sunday TVNZ
  • BBC Radio 4 Today
  • BBC Newsday
  • ABC News Breakfast Australia
  • Radio New Zealand
  • 95bFM
  • Newstalk ZB
  • RadioLIVE
  • Triple R Melbourne

Speaking Appearances

  • Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • ACT Annual Conference 2018
  • Data Demo Day 2018
  • RegTech Data Summit 2018
  • Brisbane Writers Festival 2016
  • The School of Life Melbourne 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