Farewell to Alistair Hazeldine, and Introducing Jacob Wilson

After 35 years with the dealership, and 15 as Dealer Principal, the time has come for Alistair Hazeldine to move on and hand over the reins to our new General Manager, Jacob Wilson.


At our leaving event, guests arrived in the form of colleagues, suppliers, customers, and even in the form of John Manley, Managing Director, Nissan New Zealand.


In his final speech, Alistair talked about how he first joined the dealership in 1980 as a Sales Consultant (with a few tales to tell!), followed by 10 years as a Sales Manager and then 15 as Dealer Principal. He parted with one piece of advice: “Focus on what’s through the windscreen ahead, always looking forward, and move on from that which is in your rear view mirror.”


Replacing Alistair is Jacob Wilson, pictured on the left in the above photo. Jacob has been a key part of the group for a number of years and brings with him a wide range of experience in automotive knowledge and dealership management. He looks forward to taking our dealership into the future and endeavours to make your experience with Cockram Nissan a great one.