CEO. Bowater Honda
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.
Chris has been CEO at Bowater Honda since 2004; before that his previous role was with Air New Zealand in Christchurch.
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.
Click here to read more about Chris or to contact him.
Bowater Honda Sales Team.
Meet Nick D'evereux, our friendly and knowledgable Agency Manager.
Nick has been at Bowater Honda since 2005; before that he was in the Service Department for 3 years, so he has been with Bowater Honda for quite a while now, and is well versed in the Honda products we can offer Nelson.
Nick was born in Nelson, and attended school here, so he is a true blue born and bred Nelsonian.
Growing up here Nick has got a fine appreciation for the Nelson outdoor lifestyle, spending time golfing and mountain-biking, both of which he is still very keen on. He also is a regular gym goer, and dabbles in art and drawing - and DIY when he has a weekend free!
Nick is married with 2 teenagers to keep him active.
Click here to read more about Nick or contact him directly.
Many locals will recognise Ken from his years as the Golf Professional at Nelson Golf Course. He is the best man for the job when it comes to stacking up your company team at corporate golf tournaments that's for sure!
Ken joined the team at Bowater Honda in late 2015 and has taken to the new role admirably, picking up a great deal of product knowledge in the time he has been with us and becoming a Honda man through and through.
Ken has a friendly and down to earth approach to helping his customers into their next vehicle - and will happily give golf tips along the way!
Murray joined the team in the spring of 2016, keen to learn and super passionate about helping people find the vehicle that would suit them best.
Murray is a former representative rugby player, a committed family man and a former reality TV star!
Stop by to meet Murray and have a chat about what you are exactly looking for in your next vehicle. He will keep his eyes out for you and keep you front and centre when it comes to traded vehicles or great deals on new.
Service & Admin Team
Customer Care Manager
We are excited to introduce you to our newest team member Jenna Taylor, who began with us in Spring 2016. Jenna will be filling the role of Customer Care Manager previously held by Sarah Campbell for the last 10 mths; who is leaving us to head back to her home town of Christchurch to be with family.
Jenna joins us with 8 years experience within Honda NZ having held roles such as Service Manager and most recently Parts and Admin Associate at the Honda New Zealand Distribution Centre located in Stoke.
Jenna joins Olivia in the After Sales Team, and both are excited to provide all customers with outstanding friendly efficient service. Feel free to give them call any time.
Olivia joined the team in April 2016 as the Bowater Honda Parts & Service Department continued to go from strength to strength and required the services of a bright, bubbly and friendly sort just like Olivia.
Olivia originally hails from South Africa but has lived in New Zealand since she moved here with her family when she was a teenager.
Olivia is very keen on horses, has a background steeped in horse training and horse care, studied horses in Cambridge and worked with racehorses, moved to this neck of the woods and worked at Stonehurst Farm, and still competitively rides when she gets a spare moment. As a result of all of the horsey things, she is also a crazy good trailer backer!
Olivia is a real people person and is lovely to talk to. She will help you through setting up an appointment to get your vehicle serviced at Bowater Honda.
Pam was born in Nelson, and moved back with her parents when she was 15, and has lived here ever since.
Pam and her husband have 3 grown children and grandchildren, love the climate in Nelson and spend as much time as they can down in the Marlborough Sounds fishing and enjoying all that the Top of The South offers.
Pam has been with the Bowater Motor Group since 1996, and knows all of the ins and outs of Bowater Honda.
If you have a question, or are looking for something, Pam knows where to find it, or how to get the answer!
Largie has been with the Bowater Motor Group a very long time. For generations even. He is responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dealership, from collecting and dropping off customers vehicles, through to making sure that all of the cars are showroom ready.
Largie is a local legend, and has many a great story to tell at smoko. He has been around the block a couple of times and has a very 'largieified" view of the world and this in itself is hilarious! A professional driver for many years, a trip to deliver a car with Largie is something else - this man can drive!
In his spare time, Largie has a block of land where he lives in the valley's of Nelson north, and as such is often found on a mower or on the other end of a chainsaw. Got a question about fruit trees - this man has the answer!!