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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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Kyle Brook

New Vehicle Manager

I have been in the automotive industry for 9 years and have experience in Management, Finance and Sales. My goal is for you to enjoy your time with us and make the experience of purchasing your new vehicle as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. I have a passion for all things Motorised and can usually be found on my days off tinkering with project cars or out riding on two wheels.
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Ahmad Parwaiz

New Vehicle Consultant

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

Sales Cadet

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 starting with King Toyota in 2013, I've had the chance to meet and help so many great people and I would look forward to putting my knowledge towards helping you find the best vehicles to suit your needs. I’m a lover of all things Rugby League, especially the Wests Tigers and in my spare time I enjoy DIY jobs, taking my Pug Muttley to the beach and anything involving being outdoors
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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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Chris Cox

Service Advisor

I have been with King Toyota for 2 years. When I am not working I’m training Muay Thai or playing Football.
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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!

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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Phil Springford

Chief Financial Officer

I have managed finance and support functions across a number of industries over the last 10 years. Originally from the Hawkes Bay, I have now spent more time in Wellington than anywhere else. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young family and supporting their school through various committees.
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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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Jayden Grant

Accounts Clerk

I first joined King Toyota as a car groomer in 2015, then left to attend Otago University in early 2016, only to find myself back at Rutherford and Bond at the end of 2016 working as a driver for the service department. This pushed me into my new role as accounts clerk at the end of 2017. I’m learning a lot in this role about the industry and the values that Toyota runs by and the extra mile we all strive to go to for our customers.
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Andrew Murray

Company Accountant

I am pleased to be part of the Rutherford & Bond team. I always ensure that the customer always comes first and I strive to exceed customer expectations. I am in the process of building a new house in the Hutt Valley which keeps me busy on the weekends.

Customer Support

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Lily Turner-Walker

Customer Support Manager

With my passion for Customer Service, I was excited to join the Customer Support Team at Rutherford & Bond Toyota in June this year. I love the diversity that the automotive industry brings and the people who work here are exceptional! I enjoy keeping active so in my spare time I am out on walks, at the gym or running after my young niece and nephew.
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Jessica Knipping

Customer Relationship Specialist

I joined the Toyota team in May 2017 and from day one I have been working with the best people that I could ask for. We all strive to make sure that you, our customer are having the best service in every aspect of your time with Toyota. I am a born and bred Wellingtonian and have travelled enough to know that we live in the best little city in the world. Outside of work you will mostly find me at the movie theatre or talking about film online. I also enjoy Graphic Design and every other type of media.
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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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Casey Greville

Customer Relationship Specialist

My passion for people has led me to my role as Customer Retention Specialist with Rutherford and Bond Toyota. Toyota reflects my belief that in a people focused environment, you can generate above average results. In my spare time you will find me learning salsa and attending Latin dancing music events around Wellington, or swimming in Oriental Bay when the sun is out.
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Morgan Holschier

Customer Care Consultant

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 Care Consultant

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.

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.
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Janelle Anstiss

Receptionist

I joined King Toyota in March 2017, having had a background in customer service and reception roles. I enjoy meeting new people every day and enjoy working in the vehicle industry. In my spare time I like to travel and go for walks.