CEO: Bowater Honda
- 82 Achilles Ave,
PO Box 160
- New Zealand
- ph: 03 548 7179
- fax: 03 548 7718
- mobile: 0274 470 356
Meet Chris Bowater, CEO of Bowater Honda, Bowater Hyundai, Bowater Isuzu & the Z Bowater Motors in Motueka, and Z Rutherford; so as you can imagine, Chris is a very busy man.
Chris has been CEO at Bowater Honda since 2004; before that his previous role was with Air New Zealand in Christchurch.
Chris is part of the 3rd generation of the Bowater family taking care of the family business and has lived in Nelson most of his life. He is passionate about his family and very active with many different local community organisations.
His family comes first in his life, reflecting the Bowater philosophy of Family Values, and Value for Families.
In his spare time he enjoys movies, the gym, golf and travel - and Chris also plays rugby in the President's grade for the Nelson Rugby Football Club and Golden Oldies for the Buccaneers Club. Many will remember the first "Fight for Victory" charity boxing fund raiser for the Victory Boxing Club where Chris met the then Mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, in the ring for 3 hard fought rounds!
Chris has recently discovered a love for mountain biking due to a school camp on the West Coast with his son Jacob - watch this space as his competitive spirit kicks in and he starts tackling some of the epic mountain biking trails and events that the top of the south is famous for.
Community focus is a large part of the Bowater Motor Group ethos, so Chris is very busy with roles on various community organisations. He is on the board of the Tasman Bays Heritage Trust, looking after the museums around the region; as well as being involved in many other community groups.