Matt Beard

Matt Beard is a philosopher, dad, husband, pop culture nerd and moral philosopher and ethicist with a special interest in leadership, military ethics, technology and applied ethics. He is the Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship at the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, the resident philosopher on the hit ABC podcast Short & Curly, holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and regularly offers philosophical commentary on a range of topics in the media, including The Guardian, The AFR, The Project and on the ABC.

Matt is the author of The Short & Curly Guide to Life and Ethical by Design: Principles for Good Technology. A widely sought-after keynote speaker and panellist, Matt has presented at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Purpose, Salesforce’s Dreamforce, Atlassian’s World Tour, worked with the Boards and executive teams of some of Australia’s leading companies as both a speaker and consultant.

Matt takes a very non-traditional view of what a philosopher is, which means on a given day you might find him dressed in a gorilla suit, presenting to a board of directors or creating a thought experiment involving runaway trolleys and superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.