How we came About

On a little more personal note.

Matt Skinner

CEO | Founder

I am a focused and driven technology beast professional. I am passionate about technology and I love working alongside developers to help with proficiencies and skill. I thrive on a good challenge and my brain is always thirsty.

I'm a serial coder at heart - having taught myself to touch-type at the age of 8, I have literally thousands of websites, applications, API's and late nights under my belt.

I've built Mega sites for New World, NZ Defence Force and Sealord. Created everything from bespoke mini-sites to complex Apps and API's for clients such as Telecom, Tui, Pump, NZ Post, Westpac, WeetBix, The NZ Navy, and many more.

I've led gamification projects for the Air Force, done payment gateways for NPO's and designed & built server architecture for many a client including firewalled, load-balanced, failover redundancy clusters for ASB Bank, Defence Force and The Electoral Commission.


There are few who have the technical experience and breadth of knowledge as Matt.

quoteAuthor Peeyoosh Chandra Strategist

Cognaught Limited was born in London in 2003, successfully navigating a solid stream of reputable projects ranging from small business to startup companies, entrepreneurs and medium business. In 2009 COGNAUGHT WAS ESTABLISHED IN NEW ZEALAND, and commences its involvement with a wide range of major national brands and government organisations

The Multi Million dollar, award-winning campaign LikeLoan

Pushing 128,663 requests through in a 10 minute window. LikeLoan was a huge success for the client and the nation.

- ASB Bank

The National Enrol to Vote Application

When you enrol to vote, you use the form that we built.

- Electoral Commission

Defence Careers Recruitment Tool

Managing all career posts and opportunity for the NZ Defence Force. Serving over 40,000 page views per month.

- NZ Defence Force

NW Online Mega Store

The New World online store.

- New World

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