Our Staff

Chamber Staff

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 WearbleArt 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 – trina@commerce.org.nz

We see the importance of continuing to raise the level of management capabilities of businesses in the region, and they are also kept abreast of best practice, legislative requirements and changes to the business environment. Therefore, we see the Chamber having a role in providing learning opportunities or to direct businesses to other training providers who can help. Contact Trina if your business and staff need upskilling in a particular area.  Let her know your training requirements, or if you are a training provider in our region, what it is you offer.


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. 


Office Manager
Carolyn Waghorn – carolyn@commerce.org.nz

Carolyn is your first port of call if you have any questions regarding invoicing, membership, or export documentation, and is the friendly voice at the other end of the phone when you call the Chamber office.


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 place to start if you have questions about our business awards, Aspire conference or have a great idea for topics or speakers. 



Jessie Creedmoore – members@commerce.org.nz

.Jessie’s work with Chamber involves building awareness of membership value, building on the strong member base and providing every opportunity for the wider business community to become part of the inclusive, collective voice that is Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce. Jessie has 20 years’ experience across public and private sectors, in sales and marketing, business and product development, publishing and creative services. 


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