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Meet the team

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Hunter Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer

I’m proud to be a Shareholder of Rutherford & Bond Toyota. Here in Wellington, we have a fantastic team across our three branches, dedicated to our customers. My main objective is to provide an enjoyable purchasing experience whether it be in sales, parts or service.

New & Used Cars

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Briar Hodge-Kelly

Vehicle Consultant

I’m nearly coming up on my 3rd year with Rutherford and Bond. The thing I enjoy most about this job is meeting new people and hearing the positive feedback and how much they enjoying their new vehicle. My aim is to get you into a vehicle that is right for you while enjoying the experience along the way.
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Wehi Walker

Vehicle Consultant

The opportunity to work for the iconic Toyota brand has been an amazing personal experience and I’m enthusiastic that anyone who deals with us here at our branch will enjoy their first and future experiences. I believe my abilities are best suited to helping anyone who would like to be assisted with great proficiency, professional quality and the best customer service available.
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Denise Baker

Vehicle Consultant

I AM BACK! After selling Toyota’s back in the 90’s, I have returned as a Vehicle Consultant to Rutherford & Bond Toyota Kapiti. My focus is customer service, together with having the confidence in selling a product that I firmly believe in – Toyota certainly ticks that box! I am excited to be back and part of a fantastic team that thrives on ensuring we get the results that are required with 110% customer satisfaction.

Service & Parts

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Ben Simmonds

Service & Parts Team Leader

I enjoy the car industry and I have previous experience in heavy transport and hospitality. I feel very privileged to work for such a reputable brand and love to help our customers understand and feel that they have the best care possible.
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Karly Murch

Service & Parts Advisor

Finally back in the automotive industry I feel like I’m in the right place. I enjoy the wonderful and energetic team I work with and love the focus we all have for customer service. Every day brings new people, new challenges and new laughs. I am proud to be working for Toyota, a brand I have admired over the years.
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John Hillier

Leading Hand

I am currently a Toyota Master Technician at Rutherford and Bond Kapiti and I have worked at Toyota for over 25 years. Originally from the UK, I brought my family to New Zealand and have been with R&B since.

Business Support

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Craig Martin

Branch Manager

I have worked at Rutherford & Bond Toyota for 28 years so have the experience & knowledge to assist with all our clients motoring needs.
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Daniel Montgomery

Kapiti Team Leader

I have been in the industry 14 years doing a range of roles in all departments, and have extensive knowledge to best help you with all your motoring needs.
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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.
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Hamish McCall

Warranty Advisor

I have worked at R&B since February 2018 and my role in the business is claiming warranty and ensuring the administration process goes smoothly. I have a keen interest in cars & the role I’m in maximises my engineering background and knowledge.

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.