Our Staff

Ali Boswijk - Chief Executive - Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

Chief Executive

Ali Boswijk – ali@commerce.org.nz

Ali was appointed as Chief Executive of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce in February 2019.  Prior to that she spent over six years with World of WearableArt as Head of International Projects and Business Development. She was a councillor on Nelson City Council and Deputy Mayor from 2010 – 2013. Prior to moving to New Zealand from England,  she worked in the commercial television production department for London-based  news agency APTN. Ali has extensive experience in corporate communication and PR, she is also a trustee on the Nelson Arts Festival Trust and loves living in Nelson.

Business Development and Training Manager - Trina Zimmerman

Business Development and Training Manager

Trina Zimmerman – trina@commerce.org.nz

Trina joined the Chamber in 2007 and has filled several roles during that time, she presently creates training opportunities for business owners throughout the region and in 2019 she became the Nelson & Marlborough Regional Coordinator for the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).

Business Growth Advisor - Sandra Crone

Business Growth Advisor

Sandra Crone – sandra@commerce.org.nz

Sandra joined the Chamber in January 2018 as our Business Advisor, responsible for issuing capability vouchers under the Regional Business Partnership Scheme. If you’d like some help with your business, or are looking to upskill, talk to Sandra about how you could access some funding to help with this. 

Communications & Events Manager -  Britt Coker

Communications & Events Manager

Britt Coker – britt@commerce.org.nz

Britt’s in charge of promoting the Chamber’s who, what, why, when and how. She does that via our e-newsletter, quarterly Chamber Comment and social media channels.  Britt’s a good person to start with if you have questions about our business awards, are interested in advertising or have a great idea for topics or speakers. 

Office Manager - David Kerr (temporary)

Office Manager

David Kerr – david@commerce.org.nz

David is your first port of call if you have any questions regarding invoicing, membership, or export documentation.

Creative Careers Advisor - Stephen Broad-Paul

Creative Careers Advisor

Stephen Broad-Paul - stephen@commerce.org.nz

Stephen commenced the role as the Creative Careers Advisor in April 2021, after 37 years in corporate New Zealand. He is responsible for Art/Work, a programme to provide career support for individuals in the creative sector. If you're a creative who would benefit from one-on-one mentoring and facilitated workshops then get in touch with Stephen.

Community Liaison & Administration Support

Community Liaison & Administration Support

Megan McGovren - megan@commerce.org.nz

A recent addition to the Chamber, Megan joined to provide event support, assist with export certificate of origins, general administration, and our weekly e-newsletter. Working across both the Chamber and the Mahitahi Colab, Megan fronts up our reception desk, providing a welcoming face to visitors.

The artwork in the background of our photos is by Karen Walters, Kereru Gallery.