Our People






Matthew Bird, Executive Director.

Matthew has a degree in agricultural science from Massey University. Upon graduation, he moved directly into the media field as the Wellington- based staff correspondent for the New Zealand Journal of Agriculture. He held this position for 5 years.This was followed by one year as Pretoria correspondent for the South African Farmers' Weekly, and two years as a freelance writer based in Europe. Back in New Zealand he was appointed Chief Editor in the Head Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. After two years, he moved to the position of Managing Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Agriculture and New Zealand Gardener magazines. It was during his 3 years as Managing Editor of the group that he developed an active interest in the design side of publishing. The next move was to the newly-formed BPI Ltd as Manager. There were two years of marketing and public relations experience before he left to form Inventas Media Ltd.

Peter Woodcock, Designer

Peter came to Inventas Media in 1999 from the UK where, for the previous ten years, he was the studio manager for a major graphics company. That company was AD2000 Pty Ltd located in Southend-On-Sea, Essex.

Building on his earlier academic achievements at Southend College of Art and Design, Peter has held other UK positions of responsibility that have given him the full range of experiences necessary to deal with the complexities of graphic design and production in the modern digital age.

Peter is both a talented designer and a competent, knowledgeable technician who has offered Inventas Media’s clients unsurpassed flair, concepting skills, precision and service. He brings to the team in-depth experience in Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Imagestyler, and Adobe Imageready. He has all the basics, including a good working knowledge of utilities such as Microsoft Word and Excel. At a personal level, Peter is a devoted practitioner eager to help clients get their projects through on time and within budget.

Daniel Taylor - Web Designer

Daniel moved to Inventas Media after the completion of Peter Jackson's much-vaunted Lord of the Rings project. A trainee industrial designer, he played parts in each of the three movies that will make up the cinematic rendition of the trilogy created by J.R.Tolkien.

Daniel's speciality at Inventas Media is website design and construction. Daniel has skills in HTML and PHP programming, a little Java, and wide range of software experience. Macromedia Flash, Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Golive, Dreamweaver, and many others. Making up a team with copywriter Matthew Bird, Daniel is a driving force behind Inventas Media's website creation service.
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Allan Hope - AgBrief editor and compiler

Allan Hope is one of agribusiness's best-known characters. An agricultural journalist of some note, Allan was lured to a career in the New Zealand Parliament as press secretary to a succession of Ministers of Agriculture. It is a tribute to Allan that he was re-appointed by ministers of opposing political persuasion. He boasts having worked in Parliament under nine Prime Ministers. During the early 1980s, he had a stint in Australia as a Tradenz representative. A legendary general knowledge means that Allan Hope is seldom stumped when it comes to facts and figures encounted in his publishing career, especially in the agricultural field.

Jason Brown - Designer

Jason is 25 years of age and lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife and two wonderful sons. He has been a computer nerd from a very young age and is very glad that it is fashionable now.
Jason has been working in the computer graphics field since late 1989. He started his career with Projection Graphics Ltd as an operator but was quickly promoted to Senior Artist, taking responsibility for the computer graphics produced. During Jason's five and a half years at Projection Graphics Ltd, he produced graphics for such clients as The New Zealand Dairy Board, Brierley Investments Ltd, The Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Rail. He also designed and produced the graphics, with producer Tina Larsen, for multi-screen audio-visual presentations staged by clients like Toyota New Zealand Ltd, The Festival of the Arts, The New Zealand Music Video Awards and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Planets Concert. Leaving Projection Graphics in March of 1995, Jason went to work as a freelance computer graphic artist. Working primarily for a small design house in Paraparaumu, he was responsible for designing and translating other designers' work into the digital medium. Joining Inventas Media in December 1995, Jason is now designing and coordinating other projects for Inventas.