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New Registrar appointed

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is pleased to announce it has appointed Andrew Galloway to the position of Registrar of the Immigration Advisers Authority.

Andrew has spent almost 20 years in regulatory facing roles in the public health and local government sectors and comes to the IAA from Health Promotion Agency where he has been the Northern Regional Manager for the past 5 years.

Andrew has a strong background in advisory and policy functions, licensing administration, regulatory compliance, experience in running effective consultation and working with stakeholders. Andrew has previously held the roles of Manager Community Safety and Manager Liquor Licensing and Street Trading at Auckland Council. He has managed complex regulatory roles, operational policy development and developing and exercising compliance and enforcement responsibilities.

With a passion for making the lives of people better, Andrew has also been a keen volunteer in community services. He spent 16 years as a volunteer firefighter and currently volunteers for MPI as an honorary fishery officer.

Andrew begins his role as Registrar for the IAA today, Wednesday 17 October.

Notes to editor

The Immigration Advisers Authority was set up to promote and protect the interests of people receiving New Zealand immigration advice.

We do this by:

  • issuing licences to people who are fit and competent to give immigration advice
  • maintaining competency standards and a code of conduct for immigration advisers
  • investigating people giving immigration advice without a licence or exemption
  • receiving complaints from people who have received poor immigration advice.

Under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007(external link) anyone giving immigration advice must have a licence unless they are exempt. Exempt people include lawyers with a current New Zealand practising certificate and Citizens Advice Bureaux staff among others.

The Authority is independent of Immigration New Zealand and cannot give immigration advice or influence a visa application