Staff Profiles


Tim Lidgard

Tim Lidgard, CE

Tim grew up as part of a family of boatbuilding, yacht design, and sailing enthusiasts, and has enjoyed the water from a very young age. He was trained in the spar-making, composite construction, and yacht rigging trades. Tim is a national and world champion yachtsman, who has sailed competitively for 25+ years.
 
His love for competitive sailing took him away from New Zealand, and he settled in San Francisco, USA. Enjoying the customer service aspect, Tim studied Business Management and focused on the management of marine projects. 
Tim has led large-scale commercial and military ship projects and has a vast knowledge of vessel structures and systems. He comes to Seaview Marina Ltd with 20 years’ experience in marine infrastructure management where his focus was on sustainability and preserving the marine environment.
 
“I am heavily focused and passionate around this ethos. I wholeheartedly believe we should respect the water we use for our recreation. I am thrilled to join the Seaview Marina Team. I really look forward to working with you all”.
Mike Croft

Mike Croft, Boatyard Supervisor

Mike Croft started work at Seaview Marina in 2008 as Marina Maintenance Dockhand.  In his current role as Boatyard Supervisor Mike is responsible for running the extensive marina boat yard operation, overseeing all maintenance schedules and ensuring a safe working environment.
 
Mike has brought a wide range of skills to Seaview Marina.  After serving an engineering apprenticeship at the Railways he moved into sales.  This led him to becoming the manager of a used car dealership.  Prior to coming to Seaview Marina Mike was in the engineering trade.
 
Mike is passionate about boating and has owned numerous boats which he has both raced and cruised.  He is married with two daughters and lives in Days Bay.

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Tony Kelly, Operations Manager

Boat Builder Tony Kelly joined the marina team in August 2015.

Tony has been repairing boats for over eighteen years, the last sixteen have seen him based out of Seaview Marina - first with Wellington Boatbuilders and then with Boatworks.

When not working, Tony enjoys a quiet life around the bays with wife Deb and daughter Holly.
 

Evan Reille, Maintenence/Hardstand

Evan recently returned to working at the marina, joining Mike and Tony on the hardstand.
 
 

Jade Te Kira, Office Manager

Jade started in October 2019, she has extensive accounts and administration background.  
 
Danielle Darke, Administrator

Danielle started in July 2020 and supports Jade in the marina office.