New Zealand Skills in Demand understands you are only as good as your team. We are proud of the team we have assembled and pride ourselves on providing a professional service to New Zealand Employers and candidates and are passionate about bridging the New Zealand skills gap. 

All the principals at Skills in Demand have lived (or currently live) offshore and employed staff so understand what it's like to both employ staff and the transition of moving countries. 


Ammar Yousef – International Recruitment Consultant, NZ

Ammar joined the team as the International Recruitment Consultant in May 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he relocated to from London, England in 2014. Ammar grew up in Kent and Surrey, in South East England but spent time working in Dubai, UAE and London, England before making the move to New Zealand. Ammar has over 19 years of experience within recruitment and is excited about guiding the best candidates to the right jobs.

On a day to day basis, Ammar works closely with our candidates that range from areas such as the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia ensuring that any questions they may have are answered. You can also meet Ammar at various expos and seminars throughout the year.

Before joining the team Ammar had spent the past 10 years creating and growing a successful recruitment company within the United Kingdom, helping candidates to find their dream role and employers to find quality staff, and now he is looking to achieve the same goal within our team at New Zealand Skills in Demand.



Borey Chum – Immigration Consultant

Borey provides New Zealand Skills in Demand and its candidates and clients with specialist immigration advice relating to New Zealand. Borey is a fully licensed Immigration Adviser and has recently been appointed as the CPD Co-ordinator for the New Zealand Association of Migration & Investment.   Holding a Bachelor of Law and Art from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Borey is a specialist in New Zealand immigration law, policy and procedure and is experienced in dealing with all types of immigration applications for private and corporate clients. 

Borey manages his own successful immigration practice, Migration Associates, in the United Kingdom where has lived for the last six years, with his immigration knowledge being highly regarded by clients and other professionals within the industry. Borey maintains a visible presence in the UK market and regularly exhibits at emigration shows and authors articles for UK emigration magazines. 

Borey is a proud Cantabrian with a vested interest to assist the Christchurch rebuild as his family still live in the city and his plans are to one day relocate back to his home town. 



nadine sawma – support Consultant, NZ

Nadine joined the team as Support Consultant in July 2019. Nadine supports the NZ Skills in Demand recruitment team by liaising with candidates during the recruitment stage, managing documentation collation and supporting successful candidates throughout the relocation to New Zealand process.

Nadine grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, before spending a few years in the Middle East, immersing herself in her cultural heritage.

After returning to New Zealand, Nadine gained almost 10 years’ experience working in front-line customer service and administrative roles that have included regular liaising with government departments and delivering on end to end recruitment strategies.