Antoinette (Toni) Alexander
License # 201002416
Toni has travelled extensively, spending time working in the UK and in Canada, travelling through most of the Pacific Islands and Australia, Toni has also visited, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Russia, Lebanon and the US.
Toni previously assisted her husband to start up a manufacturing company and then managed it until it was sold 17 years later. Toni returned to the work force and and in the following 10 years was employed in various industries in senior management positions. Toni was then offered a position with a recruitment company finding work for newly arrived migrants, she found herself educating candidates as to issues surrounding interviews and work place attitude and cultures in New Zealand, completing Work Permit applications and dealing with various immigration and employment issues.
Toni decided to continue exclusively in the immigration field, obtaining her license just before Christmas 2010. Toni says she loves being able to make a positive difference to peoples lives, and says that clients often very quickly become friends and that is the best part of the job.
Toni was appointed as a Director of NZAMI (the foremost professional body for advisers and lawyers) where for several years she has worked to assist other Advisers an Lawyers on a professional basis and has also been a member of the IAA reference group for several years working to ensure professional standards are maintained and where possible improved.
In 2015 Toni was awarded the prestigious Immigration Adviser/Lawyer of the Year, this award is given every two years to recognise an outstanding professional individual who is a Licensed Immigration Adviser or Immigration Lawyer who has enhanced the migration profession. To be eligible the nominee will have contributed to the industry by their notable work in assisting migrants during the previous 3 years. The Team at A1 are extremely proud of her achievements and in particular of this award for Toni.