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Dr Mike Minehan

Mike Minehan is the founder and Managing Editor of the Ideas Channel. He graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, with two degrees and the New Zealand literary award, the MacMillan Brown Prize. Mike's first job was as a TV News Director with the then New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation. He went on to become a Parliamentary Reporter for the NZBC, the foundation reporter on the primetime Town and Around, and an investigative TV journalist with New Zealand’s weekly analysis program, Compass.  

Dr Allan Martin OBE

Dr Allan Martin is the Creative Director of the Ideas Channel. Allan has worldwide experience in radio and TV. For eight years, he was a Producer/Director for Associated-Rediffusion Television, London, after which he became Chief Producer TV for the New Zealand Broadcasting Service. This followed extensive experience in radio as a producer in New Zealand, Australia and Mozambique.