The Managing Director of Migration Associates Borey Chum has joined the board of directors for the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI). The NZAMI has been New Zealand's leading professional association for immigration practitioners since 1989, and works closely with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) in its commitment to playing a major role in building the professionalism of the immigration industry in New Zealand.
The association is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected annually by the NZAMI membership and are bound to the NZAMI Code of Ethics for the protection and care of migrants to New Zealand.
The Directors and staff of NZAMI are a highly committed team of immigration practitioners that work with industry and stakeholders to achieve the aims and objectives of the association. The group comprise of highly experienced Immigration Advisers and Lawyers who are committed to giving the best service possible to their clients, as well as a range of service providers who help migrants with important settlement matters such as finding a job, banking, housing, relocation, education.
Borey will be at the heart of the immigration industry and working with the private sector and government and has a passion to make a difference. His role on the board is within the committees of Continuing Professional Development, Policy and Advocacy and Awards. Of particular interest, is his involvement in the policy committee, given his academic background (Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science). Borey sits on the board alongside eight other directors, vice chairman and Chairman. To see the full board and their roles, click here.
Of the position, Borey Chum:
“Having only returned to New Zealand in April 2016, it is a great privilege and honour that I have been elected for the NZAMI board of directors by my peers in the immigration industry in New Zealand, in such a short time of arriving back.”
“In this role I’m able to not only contribute and share my own views and experience with other key members of New Zealand’s immigration sector, but gain a wealth of knowledge and understanding in return, which directly benefits my clients as I am in a position to provide strong advocacy. My practice will also benefit from this role with the insights gained on immigration policy and procedure. “
“I relish the challenges and opportunities that await me in this position and look forward to working hard with the other NZAMI board members to make a difference.”
At the time of writing the article, Borey has only just returned from the UK where he held a NZAMI CPD seminar in New Zealand House in London in November 2018, which was hosted by INZ and well attended by Immigration Advisers and Lawyers in the Europe region.
“This seminar was a great chance to acknowledge the close working relationship that the INZ London branch has built over the years with a close group of Licensed Advisers and Lawyers in Europe and to thank INZ London Branch for the high level of customer service and the high level of policy and procedural knowledge of Immigration Officers, Technical Adviser’s and Managers from the INZ in London prior to the closure of the branch in February 2019.”
It appears that Borey’s contribution is being well received around the world and we congratulate Borey on this exciting new position!