Global Team

Enrique Arellano

Founder and Senior Partner, Arellano Abogados

As MD of Newland Chase’s Mexico operations, Enrique Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados SC, a law firm specialising in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976. A recognized expert in Mexican immigration law, Enrique is a frequent lecturer, author, and consultant on various national and international immigration policy commissions.

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Leslie Cahill

Vice President of Global Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Leslie Cahill lead’s Newland Chase’s global HR initiatives, including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, workflow management, training, and benefits administration. Prior to joining the company, Leslie served as director for a large multi-division non-profit corporation in Washington, D.C.

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Nicolas Derbyshire

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

As Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region, Nicholas Derbyshire leads Newland Chase’s business development and client management and service delivery in the APAC region. Prior to joining the firm, Nic was director for a major immigration technology company, where he was instrumental in developing service models for corporate travellers and the Australian travel industry. He is a graduate of Haileybury College.

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Steven Diehl

Global Managing Director

As Global Managing Director, Steven Diehl has spearheaded Newland Chase’s focus on expanding and providing specialized corporate immigration services to a diverse portfolio of corporate, government, and NGO clients. In his almost 20 years with the company, Steve has served in various senior sales and marketing roles within the Newland Chase and CIBT corporate family.

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John Donoghue

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, John Donoghue’s leadership has been responsible for Newland Chase’s rapid rise to an industry-leading corporate immigration provider to many of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations.

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Pete Fox

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Pete Fox has led the company’s information technology advances in business intelligence capabilities and online client service delivery. Pete has a proven 25-year track record in information systems development and application, including senior management positions.

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Florent Frapolli

Regional Managing Director, Europe

As Managing Director of Europe, Florent Frapolli leads Newland Chase’s business development and client management and service delivery in Europe. Prior to joining the company, Florent held director positions with companies in the aviation and travel industries. He is a graduate of the Université de Provence.

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Bill Garrahan

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Bill Garrahan has built Newland Chase’s global financial organization and infrastructure to 22 countries across 6 continents in 20 currencies. Prior to joining the company, Bill held senior management positions in corporate finance and development at MCI, XO Communications, and Lehman Brothers.

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Maria Del Carmen Guevara

Operations Director and Account Manager

Maria Carmen is a key member of Arellano Abogados team and has been one of the drivers of the firm's rapid growth. She directs operations for Arellano Abogados in the City of Puebla, and is responsible for some of our largest customers.

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Sophy King

Vice President of Global Immigration

As Vice President of Global Immigration, Sophy King leads Newland Chase’s global team of immigration specialists located in the firm’s 60 offices in 22 countries and overseas the company’s network of partners in more than an additional 100 countries around the world. An industry leader in global immigration and the use of technology for corporate immigration service delivery, Sophy founded and led Peregrine Immigration Management.

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Antonio Lam

Managing Director, UK

Antonio is our UK Immigration Practice Lead and manages the operations in our UK offices. He also provides bespoke immigration solutions for individual and corporate clients and is a specialist in complex investment, family and employment immigration under UK immigration rules and under European Union Law.

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Voon Lee

Director of Operations

Voon Lee is the Director of Operations for Newland Chase Asia-Pacific. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for global immigration business development in the APAC region, plus the overall management of Newland Chase's clients in Asia.

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Daniela Lima

Managing Director

Latin America

Daniela is the Managing Director of Newland Chase Latin America and leads a team of 80 consultants working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Daniela started her career in 1999 and has significant experience in all aspects of immigration including work visas, permanent residencies, immigration consultancy, local document acquisition, and assisting expatriate’s family members.

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Rob Moorhouse

Director of Operations, Americas

Rob is a leading expert in global immigration based in our Houston office. He provides advice to companies of all sizes, as well as being responsible for global immigration operations and business development in the Americas region.

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Ken Nickel-Lane

Managing Director


Based in our Calgary offices, Ken is a senior global operations and business development executive with two decades experience providing global mobility and workforce solutions to a wide range of industries. Through this time he has developed particular expertise supporting the energy and infrastructure, and has a deep global knowledge of these business areas.

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Jason Rogers

Vice President, Senior Global Immigration Counsel

Jason L. Rogers, BA JD, is Newland Chase's Senior Global Immigration Counsel. He is responsible for overseeing client immigration programs and providing high level consultation responses. Jason applies his diversified depth of knowledge of corporate immigration to produce complex and innovative immigration solutions that meet the needs of his clients.

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Heidi Stephens

Vice President, Corporate Immigration

Heidi Stephens is the Vice-President of Corporate Immigration at Newland Chase Canada. She manages Newland Chase Canada’s Team of RCIC’s and is considered a subject matter expert in the area of Canadian Immigration Law.

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Sandra Woznitski

Senior Vice President of North American Operations

As Senior Vice President of North America for Newland Chase’s parent company, CIBT, Sandra Woznitski leads business development and client management and service delivery in North America. Prior to joining the company, Sandi held various senior leadership positions with a major telecommunications company. She is a cum laude graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management.

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