Ignite the Fight (Antarctica)
As a 22-year-old, Matt and four others set sail aboard a 43-foot yacht bound for Antarctica on a 54-day expedition across one of the deadliest and dangerous oceans on the planet. After a near fatal storm nearly a thousand miles from land, Matt's and the team's heroic fight for survival sparked a change in Matt's life and the event became the foundation of his leadership journey.
Win Every Day (North Pole)
Matt's brush with death in the icy waters of the Great Southern Ocean ignited a passion to lead others to the ends of the earth. Eighteen months after returning from Antarctica, Matt became the youngest Australian to reach the North Pole, returning as an expedition co-leader on two more occasions. Surviving 45 degrees below zero to battling ice drifts that move the team backwards while dragging heavy sleds, Matt knows the perseverance needed to lead a team through challenge, change, and ambiguity.
The Power of Partnership
Leading his most recent journey to the North Pole in 2008, Matt partnered with Pricewaterhouse Coopers on an 18-month long employee engagement program. Testing the true meaning of partnership, the program climaxed with Matt leading a PwC senior partner to the North Pole to observe the effects of climate change in the high Arctic—through persistence, planning, and determination the partnership culminated in an inspirational and relevant experience for thousands of employees across the country.