Director. Bowater Motor Group
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 a Director at BMG 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.
Bowater Honda Sales Team.
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 as a sales consultant, moving into the GM role in late 2018. He has taken to the new role admirably, after 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 been instrumental in a couple of the key Bowater Honda Community Partnerships, notably the reconnection with the Nelson Golf Club and the Total Golf Pro Shop, as well as establishing the sponsorship programme with Tasman United Football.
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!
Brendon came to the team in early 2018 after moving to the region from his hometown of Whangarei to be closer to his family. He has many years behind him in vehicle sales, coming from a used car sales background in the far north. He has had a love of Honda's since his first car, a "vintage" Honda Shuttle that had 10 million previous owners and no one could kill it. Many Honda's later, including an older Type R Civic, he is still a total Honda Fan.
Coming from a used car import background, Brendon liked the fact that Honda have always made reliable vehicles, so he always felt comfortable selling them no matter how many km's they have done. Selling new Honda's in Nelson is a perfect match - an amazing solid product backup up directly by the manufacturer. He is friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgable, so come and have a chat.
Craig has returned to Bowater's in late 2018 after a year and a half away, this time entering the sales team at Bowater Honda. He is a familiar face from several years in the sales team at another of the Bowater businesses.
Craig returned to his hometown of Nelson in 2014 after many years working in Australia. He comes into the motor vehicle industry with a passion for helping people find the car that they love, and that best suits their needs.
Outside of cars, Craig has a great love for photography, having worked in that industry as well.
Service & Admin Team
Customer Care Manager
Geoff joined the Bowater Honda team in early 2018 having moved to the region from windy Wellington in late 2017 with his wife and young son.
In his former big city life Geoff and his wife owned a central city cafe, but decided on a shift to the quietier life in Nelson where passions such as mountain biking could be better pursued, along with being a lot closer to his immediate family in the top of the south.
Also a keen skier Geoff and his family can often be found on the slopes in winter, and the beaches in the summer.
Jenni joined the Service Team in the winter of 2018, having been a loyal customer for many years!
She moved to Nelson from Auckland in 2011 for a work promotion as a serving Police Officer (with a career spanning 25 years) before leaving the Force in 2016. Jenni has since worked for the Ministry for Social Development in Wellington and here in Nelson, before taking up her current role with Bowater Honda.
Jenni loves living in Nelson, loves working for Bowater Honda, and also loves craft beer (especially hoppy IPA's), so she is very happy to be living where we grow some of the best hops in the world.
Chris started with us in May 2018 as our Service Customer Vehicle Groomer.
He is the one responsible for maintaining our high standards when it comes to adding value to our Bowater Honda Service Experience.
He is a former truck driver with many years driving the roads of the wild west coast.
In his spare time he is a keen kayaker and mounatin biker - with the new Ghost Road Mountain Bike Trail high on the bucket list!
Pam was born in Nelson, and moved back to the region with her parents when she was just 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!