About Us

Which ever way you look at it - development matters

About Development Matters

Development Matters was founded in 1998 by Tina von Pein, in response to the needs of
community organisations and small businesses to:

  • evaluate their service delivery against funding and contractual objectives and client expectations: and
  • to support their development to improve both management and service delivery.

To ensure you get the best service to meet your requirements, Development Matters works collaboratively with a range of complementary and proven consultants and providers.


 Tina has 28 years experience in training and education delivery, facilitation, community development and project management through her involvement in the private and public sectors, non-government and community agencies, government departments, Regional Councils and Territorial Authorities. Her experience in all of these sectors provides a broad base of skills, knowledge and contacts.
In addition, collaboration with other professionals enables the contracting of specialist trainers, facilitators and consultants as required.


  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • Master of Business Studies (Dispute Resolution)
  • Diploma in Business & Administration (Human Resource Management)
  • Diploma in Teaching
  • Bachelor of Education