Richard was previously a financial analyst with the New Zealand Government Development Finance Corporation before establishing the Pathways business in 1992. The business was one of the first in New Zealand to service the international education and immigration markets.
Pathways’ success is founded on Richard’s vision and passion for making that extra effort to personally get to know his clients and to truly understand their situation in order to provide the best pathway possible to achieve their New Zealand dream. Moving to another country is one of the most significant and life changing decisions a person will make and Richard, and all the Pathways team, take both personal and professional responsibility for their special role in making their client’s dream a reality. It is this personal involvement, and the close relationships that Pathways advisers develop with their clients, which is so important in achieving successful immigration outcomes and which is the foundation to Pathways success.
Richard has been a member of the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment Inc (NZAMI) since 1992. He served on the NZAMI Board for four years and as Chairman from 2007 to 2009 during which time he led the regulation of the industry which resulted in the licensing of all immigration advisers. Richard was a member of the immigration adviser Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualification development teams and has also served on the Immigration Advisers Authority Industry Reference Group. He is a regular member of Government working groups on various immigration matters and contributor to industry professional development programmes. Richard is properly recognised as an industry leader and one of the most experienced professionals in the New Zealand immigration industry.