Nathan Baird


Nathan is an internationally experienced author, speaker and innovation consultant living in Sydney, Australia.

He is one of the world’s leading Design Thinking practitioners, having practiced and taught it since before it was called Design Thinking. He is the founder of customer-driven innovation and growth firm Methodry.

He was previously a Partner of Design Thinking for global management consultancy KPMG, where he established and led KPMG’s Human Centred Design practice, helping the firm and its clients create customer-centric innovation and transformation. He has run 100s of innovation projects, 1000s of workshops and spent tens of thousands of hours practicing and training innovation across most industries and continents with global giants and market-leading organisations like the Australian Institute of Sport, Bausch & Lomb, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Diageo, Les Mills, Siemens and Unilever, as well as many small-medium enterprises, startups, not-for-profits and government.

He is super passionate about democratising innovation while balancing the need to maintain rigorous standards of teaching and practice to enable all individuals, teams, organisations and countries to prosper and flourish through design-led innovation.

In his 20 years of experience in business Nathan has worked both client side and consultancy side, as well as running his own company.