Sir Richard Taylor
Described as a creative force, Sir Richard Taylor KNZM is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Weta Workshop, the world renowned special effects company behind The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Hercules, Xena, The Chronicles of Narnia and Avatar to name a few.
Famous for turning fantasy into reality, his credits to date include five Oscars, four BAFTAs and a raft of other international entertainment awards.
He was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010, and named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and Wellingtonian of the Year in 2001.
Although Weta Workshop is the flagship of Sir Richard’s business interests, his business partner and wife Tania and him have also diversified into a series of affiliate businesses.