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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 Cars

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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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Sanjay Govind

Vehicle Manager

I am really excited to be joining such a prominent and respected brand, and look forward to meeting many of you as I settle in and learn more about Rutherford and Bond Toyota. When I am not slaving away at work, I like to spend quality time with family and I also enjoy fitness and playing sports… when I’m not injured!!
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Dan Zhang

Vehicle Consultant

Here at Porirua, providing first class shopping experience is everything to me and my team, seeing you DRIVE HAPPY is what motivates us. Being Chinese I speak fluent Mandarin.
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Ezequiel Strasberg

New Vehicle Consultant

I’ve been with Rutherford & Bond Toyota for over 2 years and used to work for a dealer back home in Argentina for over 8 years. What I love the most about my job is meeting new customers every day and helping them with anything they might need, from a light bulb to a brand new car! Having the chance to help people through their vehicle ownership journey is what makes every day a good day at the office.
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Calder Woodfield

New Vehicle Consultant

I am proud to represent the highly esteemed Toyota brand. Having a background in commercial property & customer service related roles – I pride myself on relatability and quality service. I have a consultative approach and endeavour to make it easy for you to find the right car.

Used Cars

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Sanjay Govind

Vehicle Manager

I am really excited to be joining such a prominent and respected brand, and look forward to meeting many of you as I settle in and learn more about Rutherford and Bond Toyota. When I am not slaving away at work, I like to spend quality time with family and I also enjoy fitness and playing sports… when I’m not injured!!
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Dan Zhang

Vehicle Consultant

Here at Porirua, providing first class shopping experience is everything to me and my team, seeing you DRIVE HAPPY is what motivates us. Being Chinese I speak fluent Mandarin.
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Mark Abbott

Vehicle Consultant

Service

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Ryan Jones

Parts & Service Manager

I have 6 years Toyota experience across both Parts & Service, so can assist you in all aspects of aftersales.
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Tiri Tipuna

Service Advisor

I am appreciative to say I have been with Rutherford & Bond Toyota since 2015, but been in the automotive industry for over 8 years. I started with R&B Toyota in Wellington and now in the Porirua branch to be closer to my young family who I adore. I’m also a qualified Automotive Engineer, which does help me to provide my knowledge and skills to customers the best way possible.
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Tori Kauri

Service Advisor

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Roger Lee

Leading Hand

I am proud to lead the workshop team. We have the Toyota specific training and tools to maintain and repair your pride and joy.

Parts

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Ryan Jones

Parts & Service Manager

I have 6 years Toyota experience across both Parts & Service, so can assist you in all aspects of aftersales.
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Mathew Ellis

Parts Team Leader

I joined the amazing Parts team at Rutherford and Bond early in 2019. I have been in the motor trade for as long as I can remember. Varying roles from Parts to mechanical and even tyres and alignment. I was previously the 2ic of a very busy European car parts specialist in Auckland so I am use to a challenge.
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David Adair

Parts Trade Consultant

I’ve spent 14 satisfying years working for the Toyota brand meeting and helping people from all walks of life. Every day holds new challenges, fun, laughter and above all, great interactions with people that enjoy our products and services. I’m proud to work for Toyota and with a team that’s passionate about leaving our customers with a smile on their face time and again. I also have the privilege of traveling around the region spreading that passion for people and great service within my role representing our parts teams across all branches.

Finance, Insurance & Toyota Care

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Kerri Grundy

Finance & Insurance Consultant

I’ve worked in the Motor Trade for 25 years in various roles both here and in the UK and have been with Rutherford and Bond for almost 8 years since moving to NZ in 2010. I enjoy meeting different people every day and being able to help our previous and new customer change their cars or buy new ones!

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.