Katie Nimon, 32, started her career in advertising, before taking up a marketing role with the family bus company, Nimon's. She then worked for three years as the company’s general manager and then as the transport manager for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
Katie was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay, attending Iona College before gaining a Bachelor of Design (Honours) and later an Executive MBA from Massey University.
In her spare time, Katie volunteers as a mentor for young women through the Shine Programme, and previously served on the advisory panel for EIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism.
Katie lives in Napier with her husband Jeremy, a former farmer who now works in the agricultural sector.