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Meet The Team

Calvin Bonney

Calven Bonney

Calven bought the family firm, L.W. Bonney and Sons Ltd, in 1984.

Calven was a founder of the Road Transport Forum and has been a board member since its inception. He was the Road Transport Forum Chairman from 2000 to 2002. He has been on the executive committee of National Road Carriers since 1974 and is a past president.

Calven was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the trucking industry and motorsport.


Pamela Bonney
Customer Experience

Since 1999 Pamela has worked at senior levels for Hewlett Packard in New Zealand, Europe, Middle East and Africa and at headquarters in the US; global PR agency Hill in Knowlton in London, Baldwin Boyle Group, Fonterra and Suncorp in New Zealand. 

Pamela’s focus at Bonney’s is Customer Experience – delivering the right customer experience whilst optimising business operations. 

Pamela is a member of the National Road Carriers Board and their Transport and Logistics Advisory Group. She is a trustee for the Motu Foundation and a member of the Arc Angels Advisory Board.

Travis Bonney

Travers Bonney
Chief Operating Officer

Travers joined Bonney's part time during his high school and university years working in various roles including storeman, washbay attendant and truck driver, before implementing a workplace safety management program. 

Following a stint in the United Kingdom Travers joined Bonney's in 2006. In his role he looks after finance, pricing, transport modelling and data and technology.

Travers holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Operations Management; and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Auckland. 

Aidan Lovelock

Aidan Lovelock
Operations Manager
Container and Warehouse Division

With more than 20 years experience in the transport industry, Aidan has held senior roles at Linfox and Move.

Aidan joined Bonney's in 2022 to run the Container and 3PL Division at Bonney's.  

Responsible for container transport, storage, warehousing and key account he has focused on establishing clear service levels and ensuring that the team delivers again them.

Tim Wilcock

Tim Wilcox
Operations Manager
Bulk Division

Tim Wilcock joined Bonney’s in 2009. 

 Tim has more than 25 years in the transport industry with broad experience across all facets of the industry from freight forwarding and warehouse management through to line haul and specialised bulk liquids.


Tim got his start in the industry in the late ‘80s and early 90’s as an owner driver for Ivory Freight and Kevey’s before moving into operations management. 

Prior to joining the transport industry Tim was a dairy farmer.

Mike Vesley

Mike Vesly
Fleet Manager

Mike joined Bonney’s in 1993 starting off in the washbay, before being quickly promoted to a driving job firstly on a swinglift before progressing on to tankers and linehaul work.


In 2011 Mike took over as Fleet Manager, overseeing the Bonney’s workshop, washbay and fleet.  

Mike is a qualified diesel mechanic.

Industry Leadership

At Bonney’s we actively support the following industry associations. Calven was a founding member of the Road Transport Forum in 1992 and has been a Board Member for National Road Carriers since 1974.

Recognised for his contributions to transport in 2018 Calven believes in driving change within the heavy transport industry to serve the greater good.

Pamela became a NRC board member in 2022 and sits on their Transport and Logistics Advisory Board.

National Road Carriers
Auckland Business Chamber
Bonney's Industry Leadership
industry leadership

Motor Racing

Calven got involved in motorsport 50 years ago during his apprenticeship at Mayo & Sons when he got to crew for Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme, Kevin Bartlett, Frank Gardner and Max Stewart.

He went on to drive John Cann’s sprint car at Western Springs in the ‘70s. Staying there through the ‘80s racing TQ’s and midgets he developed a crowd-pleasing style and love for the reverse grid.

In 1984 when Calven and wife Ann bought the family transport business Calven stepped away from racing. In 1989 Trevor Woolston and Calven brought Truck Racing to our shores. Taking a 1974 International Paystar off the road to race. He then went on to drive Denny Hulme’s Scania owned by Don Wright and McGinty’s Kenworth.

In 2005 Calven finished a custom built 2002 Monaro, with a 7 litre rodec and a six speed Hollinger. Racing in the SuperGT series the car flew and held the lap record at Pukekohe in 2007 – equalling supercar times on the day. For a few seasons Calven raced the truck and Monaro at the same meetings.

The opportunity to race Neil McCudden’s Formula 2 at Phillip Island got Calven hooked on open wheelers and in 2009 he purchased the Begg 018 F5000, restored it and was ready to race in the 2010 season.

He last raced the Begg in the 2016-17 Tasman Revival Series before selling it to Scott O’Donnell. In 2016 he raced with Steve Doughty in his Holden NZV8 in the Mahindra 3-hour Endurance Series.

In 2018 Calven was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the trucking industry and motorsport.

Motor Racing
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