Expat’s Corporate Account Managers, Relocation and Migration Consultants have extensive experience and expertise in meeting the unique needs of client companies and their relocating employees.
Both Margaret McCartney, Expat’s CEO and Trish Hansen , Head of the Relocation Division have the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) qualification from Worldwide ERC based in the USA.
All our Personal Relocation Consultants have lived and worked in several countries, so understand the impact that relocating can have on both the transferee and family moving to the new location, from the beginning to the end of the relocation process.
Our people are chosen for their qualifications, knowledge, expertise and experience, and most importantly because they adhere to Expat’s high professional standards. They display the empathy required in understanding the demands of relocating on the assignee and family. Their on-going ethic for delivery of detailed corporate relocation and migration services and ‘going the extra mile’ on all assignments remains Expat International’s primary standard.
Margaret McCartney – CEO & Registered Migration Agent
The impetus for Margaret’s founding of Expat International in 1983 sprang from combining her commerce background with her own expatriate experiences gained on five continents in the course of 14 years. Her vision as a pioneer of the Australian relocation industry has been endorsed by the continuing high regard in which Expat is held both in Australia, and around the world.
Expat’s migration division was added in 1987, and in 1992 when migration consultants were for the first time, required to undergo tertiary study to become registered practitioners, Margaret again was a pioneer in becoming a graduate of the Class of ’92.
Margaret has been eagerly involved with the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) for 24 years. During that time she has served on various committees and advisories, and was awarded the status of an inaugural Senior Global Migration Specialist (SGMS) in 2010.
Trish Hansen is The Managing Director- Human Resources & Mobility Services with Expat International. Trish joined the team at Expat International in 2004 after returning from four years living and working in London. Trish is currently on the Advisory Council to to the WERC Board based in Washington DC. WERC is the global mobility sector’s key industry body.
Trish has developed management programs for International companies and policy for major corporates in the area of career development, remuneration and expatriate policy and services.
Prior to her London assignment Trish was the Chief Executive Officer of Investors in People Australia, a company established by the Australian Institute of Management in early 1996. During this period Trish was also a member of the IiPA Board.
Trish, who has an economics background and a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations, was prior to Investors in People, Manager of Professional Development in Corporate Finance at Telstra.
Trish’s career has principally focussed on the implementation of large-scale human resource projects in major corporations, including the Bank of New Zealand, ACI International, National Australia Bank, GM Holden and Telstra.
Trish has also played a significant role in training and development and has presented a number of papers on career development and performance management at conferences both in Australia and overseas.
Christen completed a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management and after finishing her degree, Christen worked in hospitality management for eight years, with an extensive customer service focus and incorporating excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to build relationships cross-culturally.
Christen joined the Expat International team in 2006 and has shown a demonstrated success in developing strong relationships with her clients, and an outstanding ability to deliver practical and meaningful solutions adding value and enabling business success.
Tania is also an experienced Personal Consultant, providing assistance in home and school search, through to personalised settling-in services. Tania uses her exceptional customer service skills and an ability to make each client feel relaxed, welcome and well taken care of as she helps her clients explore their new city.
Vanna is Expat International’s Global Mobility Manager and Social Media Specialist, monitoring and expanding Expat’s digital channels, generating content, and strengthening Expat’s voice in the world of visa and global mobility services.
Vanna has a dual role as Expat’s Global Immigration Coordinator.
A former member of the diplomatic corps, Vanna has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland and Manila, Philippines before coming to Melbourne and joining Expat’s ranks. She is currently completing a Master of International Business at Melbourne University.
Calm, collected, and capable, Vanna ensures each valued Expat client receives personal attention and top-notch service.