Meet the Team
With over 90 staff across three locations, our trained professionals in sales, service, finance and parts are amongst the most experienced in the New Zealand motoring industry. We pride ourselves on the calibre of service we provide to our customers and the relationships we have developed over 90-plus years of trading. We are available to you 7 days a week so please do not hesitate in contacting any of us on the below details - we would love to hear from you.
Chief Executive Officer/Dealer Principal
Born in England, Matthew emigrated to NZ as a young boy. Spending his formative years in Wellington attending Wellington College where he pursued his early passion / obsession with Football - the round ball variety.
Failing to make a living at his passion football, Matthew followed his father into the Banking industry working for the BNZ before heading back to England and North America on an extended overseas experience.
Upon returning to NZ, Matthew settled in Auckland and started his career in the automotive industry by joining Ford Motor Credit. After a six year stint with FMC, Matthew headed across town to work for the Ford Motor Company of New Zealand where he stayed for six years taking on various roles including Dealer Account Management, Corporate Sponsorship Manager, through to his last position held as Passenger Vehicle and FPV Brand Manager.
In October 2004, Matthew joined Capital City Motors as the Mazda New Vehicle Sales Manager, which he held until being promoted to the CEO & Dealer Principal role in August 2014. Matthew is driven by a strong desire to deliver excellence in customer service to our Ford and Mazda customers.
He is always looking for improvements in our processes so we can ultimately deliver a better customer experience.
In his personal life, Matthew is married to Kathleen and has two children ,Harrison and Ruby. Matt still enjoys kicking the ball around and is heavily involved in coaching kids football. When he gets time to himself, he likes to hurl himself down the mountainside on his bike on the many great tracks around Wellington and New Zealand. He is also partial to a nice craft beer around the fantastic bars that the capital city has to offer.
Mazda Sales Manager
Jared has been in the automotive industry since he left school. He started out as an apprentice mechanic and finished up as an A Grade Technician before joining the world of new car sales. Over his time in sales he has had many different roles from Retail and Fleet Sales, Vehicle Financing and Sales management. This gives him great insight into your motoring needs. Jared is passionate about the Mazda brand and wants our customers to feel the same way. He is married to his Canadian sweetheart and has four daughters and needs 2 extra bathrooms. When he is not at work he likes jogging and playing tennis.
Ford Sales Manager
Originally from Yorkshire, Tony emigrated to New Zealand in 2001. He started his working life as a technician and went on to become assistant manager of a vehicle hire company. He spent eight years working with commercial fleets at Polar Motor Company in Yorkshire. This was a Ford franchise which would later be taken over by Jardine Motor Group and eventually became a partnership between Jardine and Ford UK. After first settling in Auckland, he made the move to Wellington in 2007 with his wife and young family. He can't believe how good the Wellington weather is, despite all that people say.
Used Vehicle Sales Manager
Born in London, Gwilym moved to New Zealand at a young age and grew up in Island Bay, Wellington. After leaving school he worked in the retail sector before returning to the UK for his OE. What was meant to 6 months turned into 9 years working for Skandia before working in hospitality management. Returning to New Zealand in 2006, Gwilym rejoined the retail sector before eventually joining Capital City Motors in 2014 as a sales executive. He has always had a keen interest in the motoring industry and loved cars from an early age. Outside of work, his interests include photography, playing X-Box and spending time with his family (including the dog!).
Wayne has worked in the banking and financial services industry for over 20 years with the last 7 of these in the role of Business Manager. He is a keen follower of the motor industry and enjoys learning about and driving the latest products from both Ford and Mazda. In his spare time Wayne enjoys the craft beer culture of Wellington, movies and mountain biking.
Service and Customer Relations Manager
Joining our company in 1995 as a Qualified Automotive Engineer, David now manages our entire service operation across three locations. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing the very best you can today, his aim is to make your motoring life as easy as it can be.
Originating from Titahi Bay, Phil brings to the company 34 years of parts experience. A keen Ford enthusiast, Phil is currently restoring (or ruining) a 1971 Mk3 Ford Cortina – (which his wife is keen to see finished so she can park her car back in the garage!) If he’s not in the garage you’ll find him on the sports field supporting his two teenagers or away camping.
Wellington Service Manager
Tony has been with our company for more than 25 years after starting out as an apprentice and he can help with any issues you may have with your Ford or Mazda. When he's not busy spending time with his family you'll find him fishing, diving or coaching summer and winter sports.
Porirua Service Manager
Bruce is a born and bred Titahi Bay-ite, married with grown children. He began his career with our company in 1985 and is the Service Manager at our Porirua branch. He has held varied roles within the company; a qualified mechanical technician, Fleet Sales Manager, New Vehicle Sales Manager, and a Service Advisor. He advocates having fun in all areas of life and is an avid sports fan.
Kapiti Service Manager
David has been serving the Kapiti region for over 15 years and manages our service department in Paraparaumu. He is committed to making sure your service experience is the best it can be. David is passionate about motor sport, particularly V8 Super Cars.
Wellington New Ford
Wellington New Mazda
Wellington Used Cars