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Meet the team

Haydn Mackenzie


I’m proud to be part of the Albany Toyota team for the past 15 years. I took over as CEO of Albany 2 years ago and have a fantastic group of staff around me that make this family owned and operated business great to be part of. In my spare time I enjoy dirt-biking and fishing.

New Cars

Michael Meredith

New Vehicle Manager

I joined Albany Toyota in 2004. I arrived back from America looking to start a career at Albany Toyota New Vehicles, since then I have progressed up to New Vehicle Sales Manager. I enjoy going on bush walks with my family and working on our lifestyle block with my beautiful wife and kids.
Clint Brown

Fleet Manager

I joined the family team at Albany Toyota in November 2015 and love the role of Fleet Manager as it combines my previous skills in broadcasting and sales. Away from work I play golf, and spend time with my son’s football teams for Hibiscus Coast either as coach manager or transporter.
Kevin Chow

New Vehicle Consultant

I’m proud to be a Sales Consultant in such a fantastic team. I believe that empathy, focus, responsibility and optimism are key qualities which are essential for me to be a successful salesperson. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with my family.
Les Clemm

New Vehicle Consultant

I'm proud to be working for Albany Toyota, where I've been employed for 12 years. We have a great team to support our customers to make sure they are happy. In my spare time I like to keep fit and travel.
David Prescott New Car Sales
David Prescott

New Vehicle Consultant

I’m delighted to be working for Albany Toyota; I know how much customers appreciate receiving honest, transparent advice and I take pride in the reputation I’ve developed as a trusted advisor. The beliefs I have match Toyota’s which I stand by and deliver.
Gautam Oberoi

New Vehicle Consultant

I love the sales profession because I love meeting new people and learning new things from people that I meet. I have always been passionate about sales and working for Albany Toyota was one of the best decision I have ever made. In my spare time I like to keep fit and travel.
Denis Zaitsev

Vehicle Consultant

I have worked in the car industry for several years. I’m easy going, friendly and knowledgeable. It takes someone special to be intune with today’s clients and you will instantly be comfortable dealing with me. Finding the right car is very important for me, the driving experience, care-free motoring and a smile on your face which is my overall goal. In my spare time I love to get away from the big city life, exploring new places in New Zealand

Used Cars

Mark Lydon Used Car Sales Manger
Mark Lydon

Used Vehicle Manager

I have worked with The Albany Toyota Family since 1999. I am a mad Football supporter of Leicester City FC, current champions of the English Premier League and quarter finalists of the European Champions League - Blue Army!
Sam Bromfield Used Car Sales
Sam Bromfield

Assistant Used Vehicle Manager

I have been with Albany Toyota for 3 years. Having grown up in the car industry, my knowledge is extensive helping find the right vehicle to suit the right person. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, watching sport and having a laugh.
Noel Pethig

Used Vehicle Consultant

I have been with Albany Toyota for seventeen years and really do enjoy working for the company. I love meeting new customers and friends through work. My favourite pastime is dining out and being a couch potato watching most sports.
Tony Gray Used car sales
Tony Gray

Used Vehicle Consultant

I have been with Albany Toyota used cars since Aug 2010. I enjoy meeting new customers and looking after existing ones. When not at work I like to spend time with family, especially my 2 grandchildren.
Robert Young Used Car Sales
Robert Young

Used Vehicle Consultant

I joined Albany Toyota in 2013 and have enjoyed working in a close team selling used Toyotas. I enjoy a rural lifestyle just out of Warkworth and spend my free time with family skiing, motox and boating.
Joseph Ruiz

Used Vehicle Consultant

I have been in the sales industry since 2011 but only started in the motor industry in 2016. The thing I enjoy about it the most is that I get to meet people in different walks of life which makes every day a day of learning. Outside of work I am an avid basketball and UFC fan!


Nilesh Kumar Service
Nilesh Kumar

Group Service Manager

I have a wealth of experience in the Toyota Servicing Industry, joining the company in 2009. I am well aware of the latest service practices and am a persistent problem solver. I love fishing and camping with my family.
Hirdesh Sharma Service
Hirdesh Sharma


I started my career at Albany Toyota as a technician and worked my way up to foreman. I manage our excellent team of technicians in making sure our work is to the highest standard. In my spare time I love playing soccer, currently I play for the local Albany team.
Russell Clough

Service Advisor

I started training as a Toyota technician in England. Arriving in New Zealand under the Volvo banner and worked with Alfa Romeo and Daihatsu. I started running my own automotive workshop on Auckland’s North Shore before moving into the busy role of service advisor at Albany Toyota.
Kirsten-Van-Zweel Service
Kirsten van Zweel

Service Advisor

I have been in the Automotive Industry for the last 15 years, 13 of those years were with Toyota in South Africa. I am passionate about customer service and thrilled to be back with the Toyota brand and all that it stands for. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and relaxing with my family.
Steven Dong

Service Advisor

I joined the family team at Albany Toyota in October 2017 and love the role of Service Advisor. I worked as a technician for Mercedes in China from 2010 to 2014. And started as a technician at a Nissan dealer in NZ from 2014 until October. In my spare time I play soccer and spend time with my family.
Jackie Hart

Service Administrator

I had been an Albany Toyota customer for 12 years when I saw a job advertised in the Service department. It always looked a great, supportive place to work and in 2014 I joined the service department team as a service consultant. I feel honoured to work with such a hardworking and professional group of people. In my spare time I am a professional cage fighter.
Julie Mackenzie

Customer Service

I have worked at Albany Toyota for over 20 years and my husband and I own the Dealership. The dealership is a Family business run by my son as CEO and my daughter works in Administration. I enjoy being able to talk personally with our many clients. When not at the dealership, I enjoy getting out and about with our dogs and driving the horse truck around for my daughter who competes.


Colin Langdon

Parts Manager

I’ve been with Albany Toyota for 26 years as the Parts Manager. I’m married with four children, I have two grandchildren and two on the way. My interests are boating, fishing and kayaking. I enjoy the challenges of the job as well as all the people I meet and work with.
Jake Sadd

Parts Consultant

I have been with Toyota for the last two years. I enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to the customer’s problems and doing my best to exceed their expectations. Outside of work, I am an active member through Motorsport New Zealand, competing in a range of club sport events throughout the North Island.
Connor Clark Parts
Connor Clark

Parts Trainee

I’m eighteen years of age and have been with Albany Toyota for 6 months as parts trainee. My main task is pre picking workshop orders and all workshop inquiries. I have an active interest in music.
Martin Dupiesanie

Parts Consultant

I have been in the motor industry for 3 years now. Outside work I have a passion for Euro cars and keeping up to date with different forms of motorsport. My main objective is providing our customers with the part they need in a timely manner.

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

Jenny Yakunina

Business Manager

I joined the Finance team at Albany Toyota 5 years ago. I am very passionate about the Toyota brand and I’m driven to exceed our customers’ expectations. I enjoy the challenge of arranging the most suitable vehicle financing packages for our customers.
Bobby Chan

Business Manager

I joined Albany Toyota in September 2015 as a Business Manager. I am full of positive energy and love to make everyone smile within a 5 metre radius.

Administration & Business Support

Andrew Mackenzie


I first joined the motor industry in 1975. I went from salesman to Dealer Principal to CEO of Albany Toyota. My son Haydn now holds the reins and I now work at our Warkworth business as dealership manager. My main interests are cars, classic and modern, of which I have a small collection, motorsport and anything my family are up to.
Kathy Canterbury


I joined the team at Albany Toyota in January 2008 as the group Accountant. it was my first interview in New Zealand after leaving South Africa. I love my job and I hope that there will be another 10 years to come. My Husband and I are so grateful and happy that we have found another place to call home and love New Zealand.
Jill Clerke

New Vehicle Administration

I joined the Albany Toyota administration team in 1986. I have seen many computer and staff changes over the years and still enjoy coming to work each day and meeting all the challenges that come with an ever expanding business.
Judy Yearbury


I have worked for Albany Toyota for close to 22 years. In my spare time I like to keep fit by walking and also working on my lifestyle block that I share with my family. Spending time with my grandchild is very special.
Alannah Flannagan


I joined Albany Toyota in October 2017 and it is great to be a part of a hardworking and fun team. Away from work, I compete show horses which I have done since the age of 5. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and watching the V8 supercars.