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Meet the team

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Glen Rutherford

CEO

Glen has been with GWD’s since 1995 starting his career as an apprentice technician, becoming one of NZ’s most respected Toyota technicians as well as being Lexus qualified and a Hybrid specialist. Before becoming CEO in 2017 he was our Queenstown branch manager. Interests include hunting, fishing, jet-boats, cars, music and spending time with family and friends.

Branch Manager

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Lindsay Moffatt

Branch Manager

Lindsay has been with GWD’s since 92, starting is sales, then marketing he now manages Invercargill operations. You’ll find him playing Guitar for Bin-Jamin on weekends.

New Cars

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Jeremy Walker

New Toyota Manager

Jeremy used to assemble Toyota’s back in the day, now he’s taken over the reins of Toyota sales manager. He’s been selling Toyota’s since 1990.
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Allan Clark

New Vehicle Sales

Allan’s been selling new cars with GWD’s since 1991, he’s passionate about Toyota’s and rugby, being a lifetime member at his local club.
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Shane Leighton

New Vehicle Sales

A born and bred southland boy through and through, Shane joined the team in 2016 making full use of his passion for meeting new people.

Used Cars

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Rhys White

Used Sales Manager

Rhys grew up in the automotive industry and has three strong passions, cars, music and people. He joined the team in 2010 and now runs the used cars operation.
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Brent Parker

Used Vehicle Sales

Brent’s been selling Toyotas for GWD’s since 2002, he’s a keen motorsports enthusiast and enjoys a good game of Southland rugby.
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Peter Shaw

Direct Deliveries & Used Vehicle Sales

Peter knows his Toyotas having been involved in the industry since 1988, a keen gardener, fisherman and grandfather.

Service

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Geoff Ellenden

Service Manager

Geoff joined the family in 1995, he loves working with his great team of technicians and outside of work duck shooting and trial bike riding.
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Chris Broad

Workshop Supervisor

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Saras Williamson

Senior Service Advisor

Saras has been advising clients on their servicing options since 2012 she loves helping our clients find the servicing options that suit their needs.
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Donna Leighton

Service Advisor

Donna is one of the first faces you’ll see when bringing your vehicle in for a service. Donna enjoys travelling around when she can.
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Alannah Henderson

Service Advisor

Alannah joined the team in 2016, she’s always happy to advise clients on their servicing needs, outside of work you’ll find her somewhere near a basketball court.

Parts

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Peter Simpson

Parts Manager

Peter has been in the parts industry since 1969 so is extremely knowledgeable, outside of GWD’s Pete, a keen outdoorsman, loves tramping and fishing.
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Rhys Walker-Johns

Parts Advisor

Rhys works the parts counter at GWDs and loves the feeling of closing a big sale. Out of work you’ll find him drumming for two local bands.
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Grant Wishart

Parts Advisor

Grant enjoys working in the automotive industry and all the variety it brings. A real entertainer you’ll find him doing musical theatre and rock n’ roll dancing.
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Graham Neilson

Parts Advisor

Graham joined the GWD family in 1979 spending most of his time in parts. Outside of work you’ll catch him running, biking and competing in triathlons.

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

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Sandy Pascoe

Business Manager

Sandy started with GWD’s in June 2016. She looks after all our clients for finance, insurance, warranties and more. She’s actively involved in the Rock’n’Roll Club.

Administration & Business Support

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Hamish Tonkin

Group Marketing Manager

Hamish joined the team in 2014 after graduating from the University of Otago. He helps look after the marketing and loves his cars and rugby.
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Maureen Gill

Receptionist

Maureen has been in the motor industry for as long as she can remember. She enjoys being the first contact for GWD’s and is very passionate about Toyota.