Ali Boswijk – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
David Kerr – email@example.com
David is your first port of call if you have any questions regarding invoicing, membership, or export documentation.
Creative Careers Advisor
Stephen Broad-Paul - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Partnership & Membership Manager
Kim Odendaal - Kim@commerce.org.nz
Kim joined the Chamber in August 2022 and looks after our network of members, sponsors and partners, ensuring that the Chamber is a valuable partner for all businesses, regardless of size or sector.
If you are keen to join the Chamber, have a question around membership or are interested in sponsorship opportunities to partner with us on, please do not hesitate to give Kim a shout.
Community Liaison & Administration Support
Rikki Smith - email@example.com
Working across both the Chamber and the Mahitahi Colab, Rikki fronts up our reception desk, providing a welcoming face to visitors. Taking care of the Colab day-to-day, Rikki also provides event and communications support for the Chamber and assists with export certificate of origins and other general administration.
The artwork in the background of our photos is by Karen Walters, Kereru Gallery.