Director, Licensed Immigration Adviser and International HR Consultant
Licence Number: 200800645
With an extensive and varied background that extends beyond the immigration sector, Ann is a great asset to Woburn. She deals with a wide range of our corporate clients, both in New Zealand and offshore.
During her Chamber of Commerce days in the 1990s, Ann advocated for employers, even coming up against then Prime Minister, Helen Clark. At the time, Ann was backing the business community’s objections to the Government’s ideas on policy. What resulted from this difference of opinion was an invitation to join the business branch of Immigration NZ, where Ann set up the first accreditation policy unit. This policy was still in place up until the Immigration reset. This demonstrated the quality of thought that went into the development.
Working for the NZ Immigration she administered the new work to residence policies to support global recruiting for specialist positions. Holding seminars and meetings to market and train on the new Accreditation policy promoting the benefits to companies seeking to recruit special talent globally.
In addition to working with Woburn International, Ann is a Justice of the Peace of 36 years, and was awarded a “long service JP” from Ministry of Justice after 30 years in the role. This involves regular upskilling to make sure she stays up to date with this important voluntary role.