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Meet the team

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Tony Bowater

CEO

I am a third generation Bowater family member, proud to continue in my grandfather's and father's footsteps. I believe that our successes as Toyota Dealer of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016 are a direct team result of dedication, respect and commitment. On a personal note, I am married with three children, and still like to play the drums when I get the chance.

New Cars

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Aaron McLean

Sales Team Leader

I’ve been with Bowater Toyota since 2007 beginning as a Sales cadet. Ever since my first car, a 1990 Toyota Corolla, I have been a firm believer in Toyota and the quality it offers.
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Nigel Last-Harris

Fleet Sales Manager

I have been involved with Toyota since the early 90’s and can assist you and your business with all of your motoring and fleet vehicle requirements. Avid mountain biker and Kaiteriteri camper.
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Toby Bowden

Vehicle Sales

A 4th generation member of the Bowater family. I joined the family business in 2013. Your first car purchased with me will hopefully be the start of an ongoing car buying relationship
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Adrien Giroguy

Vehicle Sales

Of French origin, and still sounding very French, I have lived in NZ for a while now with my kiwi partner and a trio of kiwi kids in Motueka with a massive backyard and too many animals.
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Craig Allott

Vehicle Sales

A recent migrant from Invercargill, my wife and I moved our young children to warm and friendly Motueka in 2016 to be closer to family. Prolific musician in my spare time, I am performing most weekends.
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Sam Williams

Sales Support

A local lad and avid Paintballer, keen on outdoor adventures, so it has been easy to stay in Nelson with my wife. My tech background will help you with your new vehicle.
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Steve Webster

Customer Lifecycle Manager / Deployment Trainer

My family and I left the UK in 2012, settling in this beautiful region after visiting once before 20 years ago. Volunteer in the Fire Brigade and motorsport enthusiast!

Used Cars

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Aaron McLean

Sales Team Leader

I’ve been with Bowater Toyota since 2007 beginning as a Sales cadet. Ever since my first car, a 1990 Toyota Corolla, I have been a firm believer in Toyota and the quality it offers.
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Nigel Last-Harris

Fleet Sales Manager

I have been involved with Toyota since the early 90’s and can assist you and your business with all of your motoring and fleet vehicle requirements. Avid mountain biker and Kaiteriteri camper.
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Toby Bowden

Vehicle Sales

A 4th generation member of the Bowater family. I joined the family business in 2013. Your first car purchased with me will hopefully be the start of an ongoing car buying relationship
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Adrien Giroguy

Vehicle Sales

Of French origin, and still sounding very French, I have lived in NZ for a while now with my kiwi partner and a trio of kiwi kids in Motueka with a massive backyard and too many animals.
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Craig Allott

Vehicle Sales

A recent migrant from Invercargill, my wife and I moved our young children to warm and friendly Motueka in 2016 to be closer to family. Prolific musician in my spare time, I am performing most weekends.
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Sam Williams

Sales Support

A local lad and avid Paintballer, keen on outdoor adventures, so it has been easy to stay in Nelson with my wife. My tech background will help you with your new vehicle.
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Steve Webster

Customer Lifecycle Manager / Deployment Trainer

My family and I left the UK in 2012, settling in this beautiful region after visiting once before 20 years ago. Volunteer in the Fire Brigade and motorsport enthusiast!

Service

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Nick Collins

Service Manager

I have been working the spanners here at Bowater Toyota since 2007, moving progressively into a managerial role. Ensuring a positive customer experience is key to leading our professional and efficient Service Team.
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Martin Thompson

Service Advisor

I have been part of the Toyota team since June 1987; starting with 10 years as a Service Technician and the rest in my current position as Service Advisor.
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Salvi Frika

Service Advisor

After an earlier stint with the team at Bowaters in the mid 80's, I rejoined the Service Department in early 2016. I am a born and bred Nelsonian, and have recently moved back to my home town to be closer to family.
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Philip Stevens

Service Reception & Admin

I moved into this role within the company in early 2014 I have after previously working in retail, so customer service and satisfaction are top priorities and something I strive hard to exceed in.

Parts

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Kieron Reilly

Parts Manager

I started with Toyota in 1982 in the Parts Dept and became Parts Manager in 1989, leading the team to many awards along the way. I am proud to call our department one of the best in the country.
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Barry Roach

Parts Advisor

Parts Advisor since 2008 I always try to go the extra mile to ensure that everyone is more than satisfied with the end result. I have a wide product knowledge and can help you with your requirements.
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Emma King-Turner

Parts Advisor

I have been in the Motor industry since 2005 selling parts and being a part time mechanic. I have had a strong interest in Toyota's for as long as I can remember and am a total fan of the brand.
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Mason Bowden

Parts Advisor

A 4th generation Bowater family member I joined the family business in 2014 and am enjoying the challenge of learning all aspects of what the Bowater Motor Group does. Cars are in my blood!

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

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Al Mapperley

Business Manager

I've been working for Bowaters since 2001 after escaping from the UK. With an in-depth knowledge of Toyota Finance, Service and Warranty products, I can help make the decision to move into your dream vehicle a breeze.
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Andrew Maitland

Financial Services Consultant

Originally hailing from Canada I have lived here for most of my life but still have a bit of a thing for Ice Hockey! Let me help you navigate the ins and outs of finance and insurance.

Administration & Business Support

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Euan West

Accounts Department

I spent many years in the UK, primarily in Scotland, and came to Nelson in 2015 via Christchurch, so Nelson's sunshine is a shock to the system! I am a certified Cricket scorer and keen cyclist.
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Sonya de Malmanche

Accounts Department

I bring 20 years experience in the Nelson banking industry to the Admin team when I came onboard in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy cycle trails and motorhome adventures.
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Heather Fenemor

Reception

As a busy mother to 3 young children I enjoy the flexibility and family friendly focus of Bowater Toyota. I joined reception in 2010 and am a familiar face to our customers.
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Sandie Horne

Admin & Accounting Manager

I joined the team in 2007 following an 18 month senior OE in Europe. Managing a busy admin dept is juxtaposed by family time and my community work with the Red Cross Disaster Relief Team.
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Brian Mercer

Grooming Bay Team Leader

I began working for Bowater Toyota in March 1987. I am the leader of a great team of groomers making sure that all our new and used vehicles are presented to their best potential.
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Steve Webster

Customer Lifecycle Manager / Deployment Trainer

My family and I left the UK in 2012, settling in this beautiful region after visiting once before 20 years ago. Volunteer in the Fire Brigade and motorsport enthusiast!