Our People

Our firm is renowned as a leader among immigration service providers. We provide clients with a dedicated core team with in-depth technical skills and knowledge to cover the area of expertise required for their business. Our professionals have both in-house and client advisory experience and come from a combination of backgrounds including magic circle law firms, Big-4 consulting firms, ex-Government and industry as well as private practice.

Our combined experience ensures that our advice and solutions are tailored to exceed your expectations. The team is devoted to being subject matter experts and ensure that they are fully up to date with legislative changes as they occur.

We are renowned for our responsiveness, our comprehensive advice and the high touch service we provide to our loyal client base.


Enrique Arellano

Managing Director, Mexico

As MD of Newland Chase’s Mexico operations, Enrique Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados SC, a law firm specialising in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976.



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Kirsten Berlan

Client Services Manager

As Client Services Manager, Kirsten Berlan focuses on providing customized corporate immigration strategies and their service delivery to corporations operating on an international scale. Kirsten has more than 10 years’ experience in the corporate immigration sector.



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Maude Burger-Smith

Senior Manager, Immigration Resources

As Senior Manager of Immigration Resources, Maude Burger-Smith oversees the knowledge management, training, and partner provider network that supports the company’s global immigration specialists.



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Tony Butterworth

Immigration Director

As an Immigration Director, Tony Butterworth specializes in all aspects of UK immigration for companies operating in diverse array of industry sectors in the UK.



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Leslie Cahill

Vice President of Global Human Resources

Leslie Cahill joined the organization in 2015 and has been instrumental, both in hands-on and leadership capacities, in Newland Chase’s global HR initiatives – including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, workflow development, and training.



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Daniela Cardoso

National Client Services Manager

As a Client Services Manager, Daniela Cardoso focuses on providing customized client management and service delivery to corporations operating in Brazil and internationally. Daniela has been working in Brazilian corporate immigration with our company since 2007.



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Larissa Dale

Senior Manager, Immigration Systems and Integration

As Senior Manager of the Immigration Systems and Integration team, Larissa Dale develops and implements some of the industry’s best proprietary technology solutions to support Newland Chase globally.



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Nicolas Derbyshire

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Nicolas Derbyshire joined the organization in 2012 as Vice President of Business Development and was appointed Managing Director Asia Pacific in 2013. Under Nic’s effective leadership, the company’s presence in APAC has grown to become a leading provider of mobility services.



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Steven Diehl

Global Managing Director

As Global Managing Director, Steven Diehl spearheads Newland Chase’s focus on expanding and providing specialized corporate immigration services to a diverse portfolio of multinational, national, and NGO clients.



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John Donoghue

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, John Donoghue’s leadership has been responsible for Newland Chase’s rapid rise to an industry-leading corporate immigration provider to many of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations.



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Helen Duncan

Immigration Director, Australia

As Immigration Director of Australia, Helen Duncan leads the firm’s extensive corporate immigration practice in Australia.



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Darren Faife

Immigration Director

As an Immigration Director, Darren Faife specializes in UK corporate immigration for multinational companies and foreign entrepreneurs operating in the UK.



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Marianne Fry

Client Services Manager

As a Client Services Manager, Marianne Fry works to ensure that we deliver consistent, excellent service, knowledge, and compliance for our clients. 



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Pete Fox

Chief Information Officer

Pete Fox joined the organization as CIO in September of 2009. Pete is responsible for all aspects of the company’s technical strategy and operations including Software Development, Networks Management, Data Centres, and Digital Security.



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Florent Frapolli

Regional Managing Director, Europe

Florent Frapolli joined the organization in 2012 and is the Managing Director of the European region. Under his leadership, the company has made a series of highly successful acquisitions and expanded across 12 countries in Europe.



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Cristiane Gadelha

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Cristiane Gadelha oversees the global immigration services delivery of the team in the Rio de Janeiro office. Cristiane has 10 years’ experience in the immigration field in Brazil.



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Holly Galea

Client Services Manager

As Client Services Manager, Holly Galea focuses on identifying client needs and delivering customized immigration solutions to corporations operating on an international scale.



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Bill Garrahan

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Bill Garrahan has built Newland Chase’s global financial organization and infrastructure. Prior to joining the company, Bill held senior management positions in corporate finance and development at MCI, XO Communications and Lehman Brothers.



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Csilla Gazafi

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Csilla Gazafi provides both hands-on and oversight of all aspects of global immigration services for our corporate clients, including advising HR and mobility departments on immigration compliance.



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Rohan Ghatge

Managing Director, India

As Managing Director of India, Rohan Ghatge leads the firm’s business development and client management and service delivery in India.



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Maria Del Carmen Guevara

Legal and Operations Director

As Legal and Operations Director, María del Carmen Guevara directs corporate immigration operations for Newland Chase’s operation in Mexico. With more than 10 years’ experience in Mexican immigration law,



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Neha Hemmad

Global Immigration Counsel

As Global Immigration Counsel, Neha Hemmad consults with corporations on employee immigration and mobility.



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Victor Herrera

Immigration Manager and Counsel

As Immigration Manger and Counsel, Victor Herrera focuses on corporate immigration law for many of the largest multinational companies operating in Mexico.



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Sarah Jackson

Client Services Manager

As a Client Services Manager, Sarah Jackson works with our clients and our internal teams to facilitate consistent accurate communication, service quality, strategy, and overall program management.



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David Jose

Vice President, Productivity and Governance

As Vice President, of Productivity and Governance, David Jose focuses on UK corporate immigration and sponsorship and immigration compliance for companies with foreign national employees in the UK.



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Erdiana Kamarudin

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Erdiana Kamarudin specializes in corporate immigration for companies operating in the APAC region.



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Sophy King

Vice President of Global Immigration

As VP of Global Immigration, Sophy King leads Newland Chase’s regional centres in London, Houston, and Singapore, as well as overseeing our partner network management team, software implementation team, global knowledge management team, and global client services team.



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Voon Lee

Managing Director, Asia

Voon Lee is the Director of Operations for Newland Chase Asia-Pacific. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for global immigration business development in the APAC region, plus the overall management of Newland Chase's clients in Asia.



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Celeste Li

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Celeste Li provides hands-on processing and oversight of all aspects of global immigration services for corporations operating in Brazil. A seasoned professional, Celeste has more than 20 years’ experience in Brazilian and global corporate immigration.



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Daniela Lima

Managing Director, Latin America

Daniela is the Managing Director of Newland Chase Latin America and leads a team of 80 consultants working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Daniela started her career in 1999 and has significant experience in all aspects of immigration.



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Leonardo Mattos

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Leonardo Mattos provides hands-on processing and oversight of all aspects of global immigration services.



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Rob Moorhouse

Managing Director, Americas

Rob is a leading expert in global immigration based in our Houston office. He provides advice to companies of all sizes, as well as being responsible for global immigration operations and business development in the Americas region.



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Daniel Morris

Global Immigration Counsel

As Global Immigration Counsel, Daniel Morris consults with corporations on employee immigration and mobility, advises on mobility strategies to achieve business objectives, ensures compliance with changing global immigration laws.



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Ken Nickel-Lane

Managing Director, Canada

Based in our Calgary offices, Ken is a senior global operations and business development executive with two decades experience providing global mobility and workforce solutions to a wide range of industries.



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Kinari Patel

National Client Services Manager

As a Client Services Manager, Kinari Patel focuses on creating effective and efficient immigration solutions and providing strategic advice to assist clients to achieve their business goals compliantly, excelling at developing and maintaining positive relationships.



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Vanessa Phillips

Sr. Director, Client Services

As Sr. Director of Client Services, Vanessa Phillips leads a team providing customized client management and service delivery to corporations operating on an international scale.



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Simone Pinheiro

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Simone Pinheiro provides hands-on processing and oversight of all aspects of global immigration services for companies operating in Brazil.



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Deirdre Potter

Client Services Manager

As a Client Services Manager, Deirdre Potter excels in building strong client relationships and developing a strategic approach to support their needs.



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Jacqueline Reyes

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Jacqueline Reyes provides hands-on processing and oversight of all aspects of global immigration services.



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Jason Rogers

Vice President, Senior Global Immigration Counsel

Jason L. Rogers, BA JD, is Newland Chase's Senior Global Immigration Counsel. He is responsible for overseeing client immigration programs and providing high level consultation responses.



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Ivan Rojas

Senior Client Services Manager, Mexico

As a Senior Client Services Manager, Iván Rojas specializes in advising and developing corporate immigration strategies for transnational corporations operating in Mexico. His clients include some of the largest and most respected corporations in Mexico.



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Raquel Gomez Salas

Counsel, Global Immigration (Europe)

As Counsel for Global Immigration, Raquel Gómez Salas specializes in European Union immigration, consulting with corporations on employee immigration and mobility, ensuring compliance with changing EU immigration laws, and overseeing necessary in-country filings in the EU.



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Heidi Stephens

Immigration Director, Canada

As Vice President of Corporate Immigration for Canada, Heidi Stephens leads the team of Canadian Immigration Specialists focusing on corporate immigration to Canada.



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Jacinta Tangey

Director, Operations

Jacinta manages the Newland Chase Melbourne office. She leads a team of 20 multinational immigration consultants working with an international customer base including some of Australia's largest businesses, educational institutions, and Government departments as well as individual clients.



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Itzel Vargas

Immigration Manager

As an Immigration Manager, Itzel Vargas specializes in Mexican as well as global immigration law. Itzel serves many of the firm’s largest international corporate clients operating in Mexico.



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Debora Verencio

Manager, Business Development & Client Service Department

Debora Verencio began working at Newland Chase in 2011 in the immigration department. She has served in various roles including account management and team leader responsible for delivering tailored immigration services and strategies to a diverse portfolio of corporate clients.



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Bodil Walker

Director, Client Services

As Director of Client Services, Bodil Walker leads a team providing customized client management and service delivery to corporations operating on an international scale.



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Michael Wall

Managing Director, Australia

As Managing Director of Australia, Michael Wall leads the firm’s business development, client management and service delivery in Australia.



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Sandra Woznitski

Senior Vice President of North American Operations

Sandi joined the organization in 2010 and has served as Senior Vice President of the North America region since 2013. She has an extensive background in customer service, sales, and marketing with particular expertise in developing strategies to increase customer satisfaction.



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Annette Wright

Immigration Director

As an Immigration Director, Annette Wright specializes in UK corporate immigration for companies employing foreign talent in the UK.



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Yuki Wu

Immigration Manager, China

As an Immigration Manager, Yuki Wu provides hands-on processing and oversight of all aspects of corporate immigration services in China.



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Wendy Xie

Managing Director, China

As Managing Director for China, Wendy Xie leads Newland Chase’s client management and service delivery in China headquartered in our Shanghai office. Her team focuses both on inbound immigration to China and supporting Chinese companies assigning employees abroad.



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