Over the years our Immigration experts have gained an understanding of the process, as well as the stress it adds to their clients. At NZ Migration, our approach is designed to minimize these concerns.
Sean has been working in immigration since 2007 and has helped hundreds of families with their migration to New Zealand. A licensed immigration advisor, Sean specialises in helping Entrepreneur Work Visa and Investor Visa migrants arrive and thrive in New Zealand. As a migrant himself, Sean understands the immigration process in a very personal way. He has lived and worked in the UK, the United States, South Africa, China, Vietnam and New Zealand; operating businesses in a variety of markets. With proven business acumen, a business degree and years of commercial experience, Sean is here to help you make the best enterprise choices. Based in Auckland, Sean is frequently found at NZ Migration’s Ho Chi Minh City and Johannesburg offices. License No. 200902100
Lionel Neave is a specialist investment consultant, assisting clients migrating to Australia and New Zealand. He is the go to person for Entrepreneurs looking to discuss the purchase of a business or our investor clients exploring different investment options. Prior to joining NZ Migration, Lionel was an investment and private banker working primarily for three large institutions, UBS, Merrill Lynch and HSBC. He held a wide variety of roles and travelled extensively. He was also involved in a variety of private equity projects in Indochina and Indonesia. When NZ Migration approached Lionel offering him the opportunity to work with our high net worth clients, out of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam he leapt at the chance and his been instrumental in setting up two different funds which meet Immigration New Zealand’s criteria. Lionel’s experience is in multi asset, pan geographic investment portfolios that optimise yield and diversification. Lionel speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and conversational Bahasa and Vietnamese.
Steven is NZ Migration’s Country Manager for South Africa and a Provisionally Licensed Immigration Advisor. He joined NZ Migration after working as sales manager in South Africa for the past 10 years. Starting out as a business development manager, Steven’s hard work and dedication have been a real asset to the SA team. Steven has first-hand experience in dealing with the unique problems that face South Africans. This local knowledge means Steven and the team can support you through your move to NZ like no one else. License No. 201800040
A graduate in Foreign Studies from Hanoi University, Tuan has ten years experience working for the Diplomatic Corps in Vietnam. There he assisted foreign investors and supported Vietnamese companies establishing trade relationships with foreign partners. Tuan developed his negotiation skills by working and cooperating with both local and international partners and clients. In 2017, Tuan gained his MBA in International Business in New Zealand and now brings that experience to NZ Migration where he helps develop business connections between Vietnam and New Zealand. Tuan works with our Vietnamese entrepreneurs helping them develop business plans, research the New Zealand market, and guides them through establishing and developing their business once they arrive in New Zealand.
Danny was born in China, and came to New Zealand as an international student in 2002. He applied for NZ residency in 2008 after obtaining his BA in Education Studies. While working as an Immigration Advisor, Danny completed a Masters degree in Communication part time, and simultaneously gained experience in the hospitality sector by running his own café! The experience Danny has gained through work and education is proving invaluable in his current role. He enjoys what he does and wants to see all our clients settle successfully in New Zealand. License No. 201000297
Vanessa is originally from South Africa and has been a New Zealand Citizen for the last 12 years, after migrating to New Zealand in 2001 with her family. After travelling extensively and having lived on three continents, she can certainly relate to the migration process and she embraces cultural diversity. Vanessa has a background in banking, sales and NZ real estate, and began working for NZ Migration in June 2015. Vanessa calls on her extensive array of skills and experience to make the difference for her clients. License No. 201900090
Hai Lam, an immigration advisor assistant, gained experience and knowledge from assisting top level management for big corporations in Vietnam, including C.T Group, Incomfish Group and Spectra. Hai Lam hails from a service industry background and has combined this with substantial experience in sales & marketing, PR and CRM across the real estate, HR & training sectors. Hai lived in the UK for a year, where he gained his business degree from Cambridge University. He’s also spent time living in France, Belgium, Holland, Australia, and New Zealand and it’s this experience that has given him personal insight into the migration process. Hai is very outgoing and his analytic skills make him an excellent listener and problem-solver.
Zhane was born and raised in Gauteng, South Africa where she is also based right now. She joined NZ Migration as an Immigration Advisor Assistant in 2016 after completing her last year in high school. Zhane was motivated to join the team by her interest in working and living abroad and building a better future for people and their families. Finding solutions for the many challenges faced by families and being able to play a part in a new and happier life are what Zhane values the most about her role.
Abbey-Gail was born in Cape Town and grew up in Gauteng. She is a proactive, determined, honest and extremely pleasant individual who knows her goals and is going after them. Abbey-Gail is a person who always carries out her tasks with care and enjoys meeting new people. Her enthusiasm and genuineness comes out strong when she is in a position to accommodate and assist others. She is dedicated and career driven and demonstrates the ability to handle authority. Abbey-Gail has completed her international diploma in Travel Management in 2017 and aspires to travel and work abroad in the future.
Hoa is Business Development Manager, working with Vietnamese business clientele. Hoa has a passion to help others and it’s the main reason she got on board with us. Hoa has obtained a bachelor’s in international business and has a wide range of customer service experience. For the past 5 years Hoa has been helping companies and businesses to fulfil their real estate ambitions such as expansion, establishment, acquisition, relocation and she has built up quite strong relationships with her clients over this time.
Hoa likes yoga and is keen on cardio exercises. She lives by the quote: “You have more fun and enjoy more financial success when you stop trying to get what you want and start helping other people get what they want”.
Pieter was born and raised in South Africa. He has a strong background in sales and corporate relationship management, and this has given him the ability to assist in any customer needs. Pieter also has over 8 years of international client facing and project management experience. An exceptional team player and awarded a former professional rugby player with London Irish contract in 1998. Pieter is a huge sports fan who loves rugby, golf and Formula 1. Pieter is truly passionate and grateful to be a part of the NZ Migration team as it is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill his professional ambitions whilst helping his clients obtain the life they desire.