At a glance;
- Vanuatu Head Office with Global Networks and Embassy Support
- Government Approved Master Agent for the DSP Citizenship Program
- Our founders developed the Citizenship By Investment Program with the Vanuatu Government in 2012.
- Citizenship application success rate of 100%
Stanford Knight is a specialist advisory firm offering immigration and investment services in the South Pacific. Our advisory team have resided Vanuatu since 2004. Our team are experts at conducting business in the region with specialist areas including administration, government policy advisory, tourism, property and investment industries. We are the licensed Master Agent Designated Agent of the Government of Vanuatu for the Citizenship Development Support Program and are a fully recognised company and trusted service provider by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission.
As experts in the Vanuatu CBI Program it is our goal to ensure our clients acquire their Citizenship as quickly and as easily as possible. Stanford Knight offers a superior, more trusted and professional service than any other Vanuatu Citizenship service provider.
Our Executive Team
A dual citizen of New Zealand and Vanuatu, I resided for 13 years in Vanuatu and am now fortunate to divide my time between both Vanuatu and New Zealand. Across both countries I have extensive private sector background in human resource management, international tourism and hospitality, operations management, project management and property development.
I possess in-depth knowledge and practical experience of the intricacies of investing, developing and operating businesses within the Vanuatu commercial sector.
My key focus within Stanford Knight is to guide our clients through the process of attaining Vanuatu citizenship and enabling them to take full advantage of all the benefits this offers.
Commercial Lawyer, Professional Arbitrator & Director
I have over 20 years business experience, 17 of which as a commercial lawyer, professional arbitrator and director in New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific. I have served as a local director for foreign investors and companies listed on the South Pacific Stock Exchange. I have been Chairman and President of several high profile local and regional organisations in the Pacific, dealing with activities ranging from equity investment, property development, finance, estate and trustee services, air terminal services and national sporting organisations, amongst other things. More recently, I have been engaged in business in China (Hong Kong) and established an Asia-Pacific network of leading lawyers and business advisors. I thrive in complex and diverse environments, and provide practical solutions.
I am a Vanuatu citizen and was the key person involved in developing Vanuatus Citizenship By Investment Programme and I am a Licensed Securities Dealer and holds a CSP Licence from the Vanuatu Securities Commission.
I have an extensive private sector background in climate finance, policy development, tourism, agriculture and property industry with practical hands on knowledge of doing business in the pacific context. My clients including Governments, financial institutions , corporates, regional agencies and institutional investors have enjoyed a broad range of advisory and strategic services from myself.
I have resided permanently in Vanuatu for 16 years and sit on numerous private and public boards and committees including the current Chairperson of the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council.
My passion is driving development in the South Pacific through direct investment in sustainable industries.