Peter Beck has just returned from overseas where he was inducted into the EY World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
His company, Rocket Lab, successfully launched its Electron rocket into space last month - the first time a private launch site's done that anywhere in the world.
It proved Rocket Lab is a serious player in the space game and it's all a credit to CEO and founder Peter Beck.
He spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video for the full interview.