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Meet the team

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Richard Devery

Branch Manager

I have been with Toyota for 25 years and the Hutt valley plays a big part in my life. I have four children all at school in the Hutt and I am involved in numerous local sporting clubs. I am passionate about King Toyota and making sure we make it easy to do business with us, as well as the business contributing to the local community.

New Cars

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Ahmad Parwaiz

New Vehicle Manager

My aim is to build and maintain relationships with everyday people, so that they can trust me to be their main point of contact for everything Toyota offers.
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Taylor Wi Neera

New Vehicle Consultant

I am new to the business and strive to be highly successful in my role here at King Toyota. With 10+ years in the hospitality/Customer Service experience I am naturally a “people person” and look forward to helping find the best vehicle for you.

Used Cars

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Ernesto Guevara

Used Vehicle Manager

Originally from Madrid, Spain, I came to New Zealand in 2012 with my wife and four kids. I joined King Toyota that same year and enjoyed every day since. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family, outdoors or in the Eastbourne Fire Station where I am a volunteer fire fighter.
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Simon Lakeman

Used Vehicle Team Leader

After joining King Toyota in 2013, I've had the chance to meet and help so many people. Outside of work, I follow NRL (Wests Tigers), most codes of sport and love all things DIY. You might bump into my family and I at our local hardware, cafe or dog beach with Muttley!
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John Rivera

Used Vehicle Consultant

I’ve been with R&B and King Toyota since I arrived in the country in 2007. In this industry, every day is a learning process and the opportunity to grow is endless. I love to walk an extra mile for my customer just to catch a glimpse of their smile when they drive off their Toyota. Looking forward to see your smile soon.
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Garry Ashton

Used Vehicle Consultant

I enjoy building long term relationships with both private and business customers. Meeting people from other parts of the world is special and I enjoy doing every day. I will pay extra care and attention to finding you the best possible vehicle. I am proud to represent Toyota.
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Victor Parker

Used Vehicle Consultant

Interacting and helping people find a vehicle that meets their needs is a great joy to me. I can honestly say I have had a lot of fun since I joined King Toyota in 2007 meeting some wonderful people from all walks of life.

Service

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George Stathokostas

Service Manager

With 25+ years in the motor industry I have a wealth of knowledge to assist all customers with their motoring needs. I grew up in Greece and Canada but moved to my wife’s homeland New Zealand, I spend my personal time with my family while still having time for gardening, cooking and golf.
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Danielle Chin

Workshop Controller

Joining King Toyota in 2016 as a Service advisor and recently moving into the Workshop Controller role, I bring 14 years’ worth of automotive industry knowledge. With my "can do" attitude I take pride in offering excellent customer service to the Hutt Valley.
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Jess Ward

Service Advisor

I started with King Toyota in March after working in the travel industry for 4 years. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and keeping fit!
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Shannon Elvy

Service Advisor

I have recently moved to King Toyota after being with Rutherford & Bond Toyota for nearly a year. Originally from the hospitality industry, I moved to Toyota to grow myself and my career. On the weekend you will find me wherever the best DJs are or dominating on the netball court.

Parts

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Cory Turnewitsch

Parts Manager

I joined the parts team in November 2015, after moving from Australia to raise my family in New Zealand. After spending 8 years of after-market parts in Australia, I was eager to bring my vehicle knowledge over to a great reputable company and strive for our team provide great service to our customer base in the Hutt region.
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Mark Laranang

Parts Consultant

I’ve worked with Toyota since 2009, and have enjoyed every moment! It’s great to work with such a great product and such a fantastic group of staff. I’m happy to help with any enquiry you may need, so please don’t hesitate to contact me!
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Mitchell Nash

Parts Consultant

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and the same applies to me. I started working with Toyota casually, helping my father Kevin Nash in the Wellington Parts department and now work full time in Lower Hutt!

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

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Mike Cartwright

Finance & Insurance Consultant

With over five years experience in the vehicle industry, I’m passionate about Toyota. I’m here to help make finance, warranties and insurance easier for you.
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Jamie Stock

Finance & Insurance Consultant

I joined the Toyota Family in 2016 and come from a customer focused background. I endeavour to make finance, insurance and warranties an easy experience as every day I enjoy what I do. When I’m not at work I’m either in the kitchen baking, with friends and family or outdoors with my puppy.

Business Support

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Joe Walklin

Financial Controller

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Kelsey Breden

Assistant Accountant

I joined the R&B family in 2011 with a passion for motorsport and the motor industry. I enjoy the challenges the industry brings and am always looking forward to what’s next. In my spare time you will find me training for Rock ‘n’ Roll dance competitions, renovating our house or planning my wedding!
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Caroline Coombe

Accounts Clerk

I joined the Rutherford and Bond team in 2016 and have enjoyed the change of environment to the vehicle industry. I am Wellington born and bred, and on the weekends you will find me cheering on my family on the football field.
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Jonathan Harris

Accounts Clerk

I have been lucky enough to join Rutherford and Bond in late 2018, straight out of University where I studied commerce. I am enjoying learning the skills and processes of R&B and the industry as well as getting to know everybody. From a small town background I am thrilled to have the opportunity to develop myself and improve my skills through working at R&B.
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Lily Turner-Walker

Human Resource Manager

I joined the team at Rutherford & Bond Toyota in June 2018. I love the diversity that the automotive industry brings as there is always something new to learn. The teams I work with and the people I work alongside are exceptional! I enjoy keeping active, so in my spare time I am out on walks, at the gym or running around with my niece and nephew.
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Caitlin Shea

Human Resource Coordinator

After recently finishing my degree at Victoria University, I decided to make the move to Rutherford and Bond Toyota to build on what I learnt at university. As well as working for a well-supported & well-known company such as Rutherford & Bond Toyota, it’s given me the great opportunity to meet a wide range of new people and learn a wide range of skills in a fast-paced and fun industry.

Customer Support

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Lily Turner-Walker

Customer Support Manager

I joined the team at Rutherford & Bond Toyota in June 2018. I love the diversity that the automotive industry brings as there is always something new to learn. The teams I work with and the people I work alongside are exceptional! I enjoy keeping active, so in my spare time I am out on walks, at the gym or running around with my niece and nephew.
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Ranee Sos

Customer Relationship Specialist

I joined the team as a Customer retention specialist back in 2017. My background is in customer service and sales and I am always looking at opportunities to grow. I believe in working together as a team and enjoy working with people of different backgrounds. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, trying new restaurants and being amongst nature.
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Morgan Holschier

Customer Relationship Specialist

Having joined Rutherford & Bond Toyota as a call centre operator in 2017 the compassion and support received from the Toyota family drives to me to exceed guest expectations. As a keen historian I have a great fascination in our learning of our past, as-well-as an obsession with collecting old lighters. My passion in football has led me to various national competitions whilst I hope to once follow our national team in a future World Cup campaign.
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Courtney Farrer

Customer Relationship Specialist

After graduating from Victoria University with a double Major in Religious Studies & Cultural Anthropology I believe that it is important to recognise and celebrate human diversity. What better way to do this than being a Call Centre Operator for Rutherford & Bond Toyota where I can interact with, and help people from many walks of life. In my spare time you will find me behind the sewing machine creating my next project or trying out a new dinner recipe I stumbled upon on Pinterest.
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Shayla Roberts

Customer Care Consultant

With such a passion for customer service I joined the Toyota team as a Customer Care Consultant late 2018. It brings a new feeling of excitement leaping in to a new environment where I can grow within an amazing team and bring my best knowledge of customer hospitality.
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Emma Lancaster

Customer Care Consultant

I was lucky enough to join the team at Rutherford and Bond Toyota in 2019 as a Customer Care Consultant. With my passion for customer service I believe this is a crucial aspect to exceed customer expectations. I love working in a team and am always looking to challenge myself and grow as a person. In my spare time you will find me either off to my hometown to keep up with my niece and nephew or out exploring new places with my friends.

Reception

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Debbie Hastings

Receptionist

I have been with King Toyota for a number of years in a full time position and now as a part timer. In that time I have meet some very passionate staff and customers who like myself believe in the Toyota Brand. The role as Receptionist give me the opportunity so carry out what I think is the core value of any business. 'Customer Service' and caring for people.