O . A . M
Olympic Gold Medalist.
Corporate Speaker.
Content Creator.
Diversity & Inclusion Advocate.
About Me

Matthew's passion for everything he does has helped him achieve sustained success at the highest  level. An 18-year career in a demanding sport is a notable feat in itself, but Matthew is one of the very few athletes to complete the golden trifecta by winning the Olympic Games (2008), World Cup (2010) and Commonwealth Games (2014).

Matthew's win in Beijing 2008 will forever stand out in history, not just for achieving the single highest dive score in Olympic history, but in coming out before his Olympic debut, he became the first ever openly gay Olympic Champion.

Since winning Gold in Beijing, Matthew has gone on to use his platform as an ambassador, speaker, and entertainer to advocate for issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Corporate Speaking

Whether it's a goal setting workshop or a presentation on peak performance, mental health and wellbeing, or diversity and inclusion, as an experienced speaker and performer, Matthew will bring new life and connection to your next event.

Goal Setting Workshop

Matthew's most popular sessions are his goal-setting workshops where he teaches the same framework that he has used for the last 15 years to help him become Olympic Champion, Commonwealth Champion, World #1, helped him get sober, and produce an award-winning cabaret show that toured Australia for 5 years.

It has built-in failsafes that, if done properly, will ensure goals are seen through to completion. It is a highly adaptable framework which has been used successfully in both personal and professional settings.

Diversity & Inclusion, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Matthew is the only facilitator trained to deliver both the Respectful Behaviours Program and the Thrive With Pride Program for the Australian Institute of Sport, delivering sessions to elite athletes across all sports.

He also consults with non-sporting organisations, and presents to corporate groups on the impact of diversity and inclusion on mental health and peak performance within the workplace.


An experienced keynote speaker with an inspiring story of overcoming adversity to achieve the seemingly impossible, Matthew's story has been turned into a best-selling book and adapted into an award-winning cabaret show which toured Australia for five years.

A true performer both in the pool and on the stage, Matthew knows how to deliver a punchy story with plenty of light and shade and good humour.

Clients Include:
“Matt provided an uplifting, thought-provoking andaudience-tailored presentation that resulted in real actionto deliver a more inclusive and diverse workplace.”
- Jason S Bradshaw
Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, Volkswagen Group Australia
“We booked Matthew’s experience as part of our team offsite and it certainly exceeded our expectations. He took us through his approach/experiences with goal setting with both storytelling and humor. Thank you!”
- Kale Kuhlman
Operations Manager, AirBnB
Matt is a great person to involve in diversity and inclusion training as well as initial thinking for organisations. He's a fantastic advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and always super engaging in his communication and live events. We look forward to working with Matt again!
- Dorothy Constantino
Head of B2B Marketing, Bridebook (UK)