Immigration Advice

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Greenstone Recruitment has the services of our Immigration Advisory team through Greenstone Global. We have 3 licenced immigration advisors who can assist with all immigration requirements; including work visas, student visas and permanent resident visas applications.

Meet the Team

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Graydon Sharratt

Director

Graydon started Greenstone Recruitment in early 2006. He grew up on a beef and sheep farm in South Africa. He and his family moved to New Zealand in 2001. Graydon has an Honours degree in Economics and 10 years of banking experience: 3 years as a Senior Rural Banker with the Bank of New Zealand and 7 years of Investment Banking experience in South Africa.  He is a keen sportsman and has completed multiple Ultra-marathons and marathons. Graydon is also a licenced immigration adviser and has served on the Licensed Immigration Advisers Reference Group and been a finalist in the NZAMI Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the year awards.

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Haley Sykes

Recruitment Administrator

Haley Sykes completed her Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing through the Unitec Institute of Technology before joining Greenstone Global and Greenstone Recruitment.   Haley enjoys the recruitment environment and works closely with the recruitment team undertaking support functions.  Haley has also completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice from the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (prewviously Bay of Plenty Polytec).

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Carol Wright

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Carol Wright joined Greenstone Global in 2010 and is a fully Licensed Immigration Adviser. Carol grew up in the USA and has a Bachelor of Arts International Studies from Miami University. She has three years legal experience in the Ohio state legislature. She has also worked in tertiary education for 14 years in New Zealand, often dealing with foreign students.

Carol has three children with husband, Blair.

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Steven Dunning

Immigration Adviser (provisionally licensed)

Steven Dunning was born in New Zealand and grew up in a multitude of places including Christchurch, Thames, Mussoorie (India), Suva (Fiji) and Palmerston North. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Massey University but his career has taken him in other directions including teaching, banking and marketing. Steven is very happy to be living in beautiful New Zealand once again after 13 years living in Japan and China.  He is well versed in speaking business Mandarin.

Steven is a Provisionally Licensed Immigration Advisor within the mandatory 2-year provisional licensing period and is supervised by Vanessa Sharratt.

 

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Stephan Du Plessis

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Stephan grew up, studied and was married in South Africa. He was later admitted as a lawyer in the High Court of South Africa. Stephan gained more than 13 years legal experience in South Africa before he and his family immigrated to New Zealand in 2008.  For the past seven years Stephan has been working for a prominent law firm in New Zealand who specialise in New Zealand Immigration law. Towards the middle of 2015 he sat and passed all the required papers (A+ average) to meet the Immigration Advisers Authority's licencing requirements.  Stephan subsequently joined Greenstone Global as a fully licenced Immigration Adviser. Stephan has brought immigration experience and a particular skillset to Greenstone Global which contributes, and adds value, to our clients' immigration experience.

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Vanessa Sharratt

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Vanessa grew up in South Africa.  She has a Masters degree in Economics from Rand Afrikaans University and 8 years of Banking experience in New Zealand and South Africa. Vanessa has completed the Massey paper in Immigration Law and Practice and holds a full license awarded by the Immigration Advisers Authority. She has served as a Board Member of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI), and on the Immigration Advisers Authority Reference Group.  Vanessa was a finalist in two categories of industry awards hosted by the NZAMI in 2013- Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the year and NZAMI Service Award.