Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Columnist, Business Advisor, Author


Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.

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Bernard Salt is a futurist who uses demographic and social change to interpret how society and business might evolve.

He predicted the seachange shift and coined the term ‘seachange shift’ early last decade. At this time he also scoped the issues in managing Generation-Y’s expectations in the workplace.

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Bernard Salt is one of the most quoted and widely-read social commentators in Australia. His books, columns and corporate presentations are followed by all levels of business, government and the broader community. His observations and insights are always evolving; his speaking and media performances are polished and engaging

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Bernard has written regular columns for several publications over the last last decade including for The Deal magazine, Wish Magazine, the Melbourne Herald Sun op-ed page and Adelaide’s Sunday Mail. He also appears regularly on radio programs including 3AW, 2UE, 2GB, 4BC as well as on many ABC programs across different states including Sydney 702, Melbourne 774 and Brisbane 612.

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Bernard Salt has been a columnist with The Australian newspaper for more than a decade; he was appointed Social Editor in 2012.

During 2013 he wrote a weekly series of articles for The Australian dissecting the 2011 Census which were often picked up by the broader media.

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KPMG Demographics is a unique business offering within KPMG Australia and indeed within KPMG globally. Founded by high-profile Partner Bernard Salt, KPMG Demographics operates at the highest level providing insight and strategy advice on consumer and social trends.

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