Our Team

100% NZ owned. For NZ.

Roger Castleton


Roger has been in the motor industry, in some form, all his working life, with the last 17 years being within the coooperative business.

Roger believes in the application of cooperative principles in everything he does and is a fiercely loyal kiwi.

We don't manufacture motor vehicles here anymore, however we should, where possible, keep profits here in NZ for our sustainable future. Roger lives in South Wairarapa with his wife Richmel and two children.

Kevin Tunnell

(Voted) Director

Kevin served a long distinguished career as a senior police officer before returning to the motor industry 13 years ago. As Blackfern's voted member director Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge especially around governance and represents the voice of the members at the board table.

Kevin resides in Masterton with his wife, children, and grandchildren... and his boat!

Richmel Castleton

Director / Admin

Richmel looks after the Blackfern office and is passionate about providing a positive customer experience when the members contact the admin desk.

She comes to the industry with over 30 years of customer service experience which includes managing a helpdesk team within a major banking group and IT provider.

In addition, Richmel is also a fully qualified librarian.

Area Managers

Auckland / Northland
Tim Peters
Taranaki / Whanganui
Felicity (Fliss) Wilson
Hawkes Bay & BOP
Jim Lockwood
Kapiti / Manawatu
Dan Howard
Wellington / Hutt
Stephen Coombes
Chris Lambie
S. Island Prov. Regions
Kye Ford