Katie Nimon has been selected as National’s candidate in Napier for the 2020 General Election.
Katie is currently the General Manager of her family’s 115-year old bus company, Nimon Luxury Passenger Transport, based
in Hawke’s Bay and Taupo. Katie has been working in the business since she was 14 and is recognised as a leading
influencer for Hawke’s Bay tourism.
The National Party is thrilled someone like Katie who has immense experience in business and regional tourism has put
their hand up to be part of team National.
“I’m incredibly excited to be selected as the National Party’s candidate for Napier and I’m looking forward to getting
out and earning Napier’s trust,” Ms Nimon says.
“I was born and bred in Hawke’s Bay and started working at Nimon’s from the age of 14 doing the jobs no one else wanted
to do. I have an Executive MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from Massey University and a Diploma in Performance
from Trinity College London.
“After working in advertising in Auckland I returned to the family business as Marketing Manager in 2015 and was made
General Manager in 2018. The same year I was recognised as an Ambassador for Tourism in Hawke’s Bay at the annual
“I know small businesses and I know our community. Right now it’s hurting. But Northern Hawke’s Bay is hard working and
determined, and National is right there behind you, backing you, and we will get the Bay working again,” Ms Nimon says.
Biographical Notes: Katie Nimon
Katrina (Katie) Nimon is currently the General Manager of her family’s 115-year-old bus company, based in Hawke’s Bay
She has an Executive MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from Massey University, and a Diploma in Performance from
Trinity College London.
Katie’s first career was in advertising in Auckland, attempting to earn her stripes in the prestigious Clemenger Group
Graduate Programme, going on to work for two Clemenger Group companies in print and digital production. She returned to
the family business in 2015, to take up the position of marketing manager.
In 2018 Katie became the General Manager, while continuing to stamp her mark on the tourism and transport industries. In
the same year, Katie was recognised as an Ambassador for Tourism in Hawke’s Bay at the annual tourism awards. She
continues to advocate for both industries, and is seen as a ‘mover and shaker’ in the region.
Katie serves on the EIT School of Tourism and Hospitality advisory committee, as well as the Iona College Old Girls
Association committee. Katie also works closely with Hawke’s Bay Tourism groups to help strengthen the business tourism
and cruise tourism sectors.
Katie and her partner Jeremy have their own tourism project and like to spend their spare time outdoors with their two
dogs, or up in Mahia with family.