Australia: Legal Practitioner Number 5513516
New Zealand: Immigration Adviser Licence 202100168
Registered to practise since 2011
Born into a long line of strong Maori women leaders, Victoria learnt early that longevity and success come from humility, collaborative work, standing up for what is right, acting on new ideas to develop a pathway for future generations and maintaining emotional spiritual and family health. All qualities that perfectly support her love of immigration law; a vehicle enabling families to be reunited, less advantaged populations to find peace and security and business groups to build a skilled workforce which supports a country’s strong economic growth.
Victoria became a lawyer later in life – gathering real-life experience beforehand. Happily although unexpectedly, her life experience enables her to bring valuable commercial acumen and a real-world perspective to her clients. She has designed practical legal education programmes for budding New Zealand lawyers, has taught English to kids in Korea, created and rolled out the delivery of training programmes teaching common law principles to Korean educators from middle school through to University level. And back here in Australia, Victoria has managed expatriate global migration programmes for a multitude of corporate entities including one of Australia’s leading banks. Currently, she heads Nomos’ Corporate Immigration practice, advising national and multinational businesses on the best way to manage their global mobility needs. Victoria is not afraid of hard work – she just gets the job done.
Success is not a stranger to Victoria; people just want to work with her and for her. Her enduring motto is “He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata” which translates to “What is the most important thing in the world, it is the people, the people, the people.” When she’s not busy helping the people, you will find her with her oils still trying to teach herself to paint, or out fishing for trout with a favorite Aunt or Uncle, or maybe just in quiet contemplation listening to some Pink Floyd.