The Malcolm Pacific Team.

David Nicholas Cooper  Licence No. 200800355

Licensed Immigration Advisers


David Nicholas Cooper 

CEO & Director

Licensed Adviser #200800355

Originally an Immigration Officer, David has been with Malcolm Pacific for over 30 years. He is our CEO and a director. David is recognized throughout the industry as the consummate immigration professional.


Daniel John Thomson

Director – Client Service

Licensed Adviser #200900910 


Dan has led our Wellington and Auckland operations and is a director. Dan makes sure our high standards of client service and satisfaction are maintained. He manages relationships with blue chip corporates and our Investor team.


Lukas Pereira Sousa


Head of Employer Relationships

Licensed Adviser #201301037

As a qualified immigration adviser who has wide experience in industry, Lukas is trusted by employers, trade and industry associations and migrant groups. You can have confidence in his ability to organize tailored visa solutions and manage special projects.

Stephen Charles Haigh 


Team Manager 

Licensed Adviser #200800384


Formerly employed by Immigration New Zealand in London, Stephen has more than 15 years experience with Malcolm Pacific Immigration. Originally from the South Island he brings the calm and unflappable nature of the solid Southern Man.


Christopher Michael Noakes 


Team Manager 

Licensed Adviser #200800208


Chris has over 19 years experience in the New Zealand immigration advice industry. He has travelled widely and is very much the family man. This makes Chris the ideal person to trust with any immigration issue looking for a smart solution.


Cameron Pritchard

BA (Hons), MA (Hons)
Team Manager
Licensed Adviser #201300339​

MARN #1910767

Previously a refugee specialist for Immigration New Zealand, Cameron has a vast range of skills and knowledge to navigate clients successfully through difficult immigration situations. Cameron is licensed to provide visa advice for New Zealand and Australia.


Victor Chi Wa Wong


Team Manager 

Licensed Adviser #201401058


Victor has a long background in accounting which means he has a very strong attention for detail and the absolute focus required to successfully manage visa applications. Highly motivated to succeed for his clients, Victor is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


Rebecca Chun Sun Hassold

B.Com, MIntBus, MLogMan, GCNZIA 

Head of Employer Relationships

Licensed Adviser #201100869

With degrees from Otago and Sydney Universities, and extensive international experience, Rebecca’s determination to give her clients good advice in a difficult market really sets her apart. Friendly and approachable, Rebecca is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Tom (Cong) Zhou 


Licensed Adviser #201701218


With degrees in Law and Art plus experience in a local law firm, Tom brings a sharp eye for detail so critical to a successful visa application. Tom has travelled widely throughout South East Asia and is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Thu Nguyen


Licensed Adviser #201700058


Thu is originally from Vietnam and has a background in international banking and marketing. A fluent Vietnamese speaker Thu provides excellent service to the Vietnamese community from family visas through to complex business visas.


Ben Hansard


Licensed Adviser #201700070


Ben is a kiwi who has a legal background in social justice while at university. With a real passion for fairness and justice and his down to earth approach Ben works hard to get his clients successfully across the line.


Megan Louise Wyld 


Licensed Adviser #201700800


Megan has a passion for international travel and really enjoys working with clients from around the world. With a dedication to excellent service Megan enjoys winning cases and drives hard to get her clients across the line. Megan is based in Queenstown and available to support clients throughout the South Island.


Ryoji Yoneyama


Licenced Adviser #201901065


Ryoji has experience in international education and marketing which brings valuable skills to his role at Malcolm Pacific Immigration. With an eye for detail and a calm approach Ryoji knows how to avoid the pitfalls that often happen so easily in an unprepared visa application. He is fluent in English and Japanese.


Hasham Bihan


Licensed Adviser #201900864

Experience within New Zealand’s education sector as a Lecturer, Administrator and Manager has given Hasham the ideal experience and patience to tackle any immigration challenge that comes his way. Hasham is fluent in English and Urdu.


Anita Alleston


Licensed Adviser #201900781


A former Immigration Officer and with experience in customer service Anita is highly efficient and keeps clients, visa applications, documents and deadlines on track without any fuss or mishaps. Clients can rely on Anita to get it right.


Honghao Wu


Licensed Adviser #202000549


Honghao had a background in Administration and Event Management before joining Malcolm Pacific Immigration. Fluent in English and Mandarin Honghao works hard to meet deadlines and provide clients with excellent service.


Billy Gregorio


Licensed Adviser #202000503


Originally from The Philippines Billy has an excellent track record in customer service. Fluent in English and Tagalog Billy has a strong commitment to get it right and is not afraid to go the extra mile for his clients.


John Yue Zhang


Licensed Adviser #202000897


John has international experience as an English teacher and Early Childhood teaching in New Zealand that has armed him with a skill set for care, patience and attention to detail. John leads his clients successfully through the maze of constantly changing immigration rules. Fluent in English and Mandarin he is a strong advocate to have on your side.


Jennifer Jung


Licensed Adviser #202100990


Jennifer is a graduate of Auckland University and has experience providing communication services to the deaf before joining Malcolm Pacific. Jennifer has the patience, dedication and skills to support her clients successful navigate the complex world of visas. Jennifer is fluent in English and proficient in Japanese.



Kiron Andrew

Manager - Wellington 

Licensed Adviser #201601284

A New Zealander who has had broad experience in China, Japan and South Korea including in management roles. Kiron has also worked as an Immigration and Verification Officer for New Zealand Immigration. Kiron speaks Japanese and manages the Wellington office. His team services clients in the South Island as well as the lower North Island.


Jasper Bata 


Licenced Adviser #201503569

MARN #1910774


Jasper joined Malcolm Pacific Immigration after working overseas with PWC as a global visa specialist. With this background Jasper is ideally placed to manage corporate/employer visa work and excels in solving immigration problems. Jasper is fluent in English and Tagalog plus conversational Mandarin. He is licensed to provide advice for New Zealand and Australia.


Dalia Ben-Dom


Licensed Adviser #201401489


With many years of experience at the Israeli embassy in Wellington and an international teaching background Dalia has a unique skill set and the determination to deliver results for her clients. Dalia is fluent in English, Hebrew, Farsi and even manages French! 


Nathan Liu


Licensed Adviser #202000360


Nathan originates from Canterbury and is an economics graduate. A real football and cricket fan Nathan knows how to keep his eye on the ball when supporting clients. He keeps calm and focused while managing visa deadlines. Fluent in English and Cantonese.


Vlad Yuryev


Licensed Adviser #202100406


Vlad is a graduate of Auckland University and has experience with the Citizens Advice Bureau. He has the compassion and attention to detail required to navigate clients successfully through the complex and challenging immigration process. Vlad is fluent in English and Russian with conversational Mandarin.


Sophie Marshall


Licensed Adviser # 202100978


Sophie has global experience as a translator and teacher (English & Spanish) after traveling widely before settling in New Zealand and joining Malcolm Pacific. Sophie is committed to caring for clients, their documents and deadlines by placing their best interests front and centre in the work she undertakes. Fluent in English and Spanish and approachable. 


Sarah Deng

B.Com, BA

Licensed Adviser # 202100961 


Experience as an Accountant has provided Sarah with a wide range of tools to support and manage clients throughout their individual immigration journey. Fluent in English, Mandarin and highly proficient in Cantonese and Korean. Sarah works hard to make the complex visa process as simple as possible for clients to understand. 

Immigration assistants


Monessa Roy de Guzman


Immigration Assistant & Accounts


Monessa graduated from Auckland University and then gained experience in customer service management before joining Malcolm Pacific Immigration. Fluent in English and Tagalog Monessa supports the work of our Licensed Immigration Advisers, helps clients with translation and documentation management plus keeps on top of internal administration tasks.



Nigel Arkell

Independent Director 


Nigel is a former partner of Ernst & Young and The Business Advisory Group. An experienced Chartered Accountant and professional director, Nigel sits on the board of Malcolm Pacific as a non - executive independent director.

Hon A G Malcolm

Board Chair

A former Minister of Immigration and Health, Aussie is the founder of the business and chair of our board. He now works on marketing and the on-going development of business systems that provide our clients superior value for money. He is very demanding, and we don’t dare make a mistake when he is around.

Jonathan Chan 

Accounts & Tech Support, Auckland 


Jonathan is the go to person for accounts and our advisers when they need any support to meet tight deadlines. Fluent in English, Malay, Cantonese, Hokkien and sign language (for the hearing impaired) Jonathan is always ready to help our clients with translation. 

Mobile + 64 21 550 368

Rachel Simpson 

Reception/ Administrator, Auckland 


Rachel has a customer service background and in her spare time is busy renovating a house, at speedway or with family and friends. Rachel makes our clients and visitors feel very welcome while managing our advisers diaries, couriers and documents.


Brylea Patterson 

Reception/ Administrator, Wellington


A strong passion for sport led Brylea to represent Wellington in Touch Rugby and Netball. She is the first point of contact for our clients and very approachable. Brylea manages passports, appointments, client documents and keeps the team on track.

This is the belief that drives us;


"We are here for you."

This is what our boss said, over 35 years ago:

"Immigration is one of the most difficult interfaces between the individual and the State.


On one hand, are the individual and his or her family; pursuing the honorable objective of wanting to settle in New Zealand.


On the other, is an overstretched administration, trying to apply complex rules on a consistent basis, backed by the frightening power of the State.

This contest is fundamentally unfair. Even a strong applicant is disadvantaged and will often feel insecure until the final answer is given. 


My clients know they are in good hands."

It's still the same today.