Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Dr Matt Peacey

Director

Matt began his scientific carrier creating customisable vaccines using the Rabbit calcivirus to prevent and cure tumours.  He was then a Senior Scientist at the National Influenza Centre, based at The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).  Following a move to Nelson, Matt launched and ran Innovate Nelson and was named Nelsonian of the Year for business.

Matt is currently the Managing Director of FundTap, an innovative business in the FinTech space providing invoice finance to SMEs, and of Childcare Funders, providing cash flow solutions to New Zealand’s childcare centres.  He also owns Silvereye Labs, a small development agency that delivers mobile app solutions for businesses and government organisations.  In addition, Matt manages the research efforts at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT).  Matt currently sits on a number of charitable trust boards and advisory boards for local SMEs.