BA Hons UC 1994
Karen has over 20 years of immigration consulting experience, covering both New Zealand and Australia. Karen’s work has predominantly involved advising corporate and business clients on how to efficiently move people into New Zealand (since 2004) or Australia (1995-2004). She has held a full Immigration Advisers License for New Zealand since the introduction of the regulatory regime for the industry in 2008, and has also worked extensively with investors, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals wishing to migrate to New Zealand.
Karen served on the inaugural Reference Group formed as part of the new regulatory regime to work with the licensing authority to develop and implement the new licensing system, and was then selected for a second term when the focus had shifted to review and enhancement of the original scheme.
In 2012, Karen was one of a group of motivated individuals who established the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals based in Wellington. This industry group is focussed on enabling keen, like-minded professionals to work with other interested stakeholders to develop a collegial and professional standard for immigration advice in New Zealand.
For several years, Karen has been the author and contributor of the New Zealand entry for the international publication, International Immigration and Nationality Law. In 2018, Karen also began teaching part of the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice. This qualification is delivered globally and is the pre-requisite qualification for those wishing to become a New Zealand licensed adviser.