IEP New Zealand Ltd is part of a worldwide network of companies and partner organisations focused on helping people have amazing overseas work abroad experiences. Our parent company BUNAC, which is headquartered in Britain, has been in the youth travel industry for over 40 years, specializing in work and volunteer abroad programs.

IEP Mission Statement

Empowering life-changing personal growth through international work and travel experiences.

IEP Core Values

Customer Obsessed

Our participants are our number one priority. We are dedicated to going the extra mile and ensuring that they receive all the support they need to make their working holiday experience life-changing! 

Passionate Expertise

All of the IEP Staff have either lived and worked in a foreign country or experienced extensive global travel and as such are experts on the countries that we offer working holiday support for. We share that expertise with our participants to make sure they are as prepared as can be to travel to their future working holiday destinations.


We believe, wholeheartedly, that being transparent in everything we do is integral to ensuring we are delivering on our mission. Therefore, we will work continually to ensure that we communicate clearly within our team, with our partners and our participants.


Our partnerships are a core part of how we operate and collaboration with our partners, participants and employers at home and abroad. We will continue to foster these relationships and look to develop new ones as we understand they are important for growth.

Work New Zealand

Every year thousands of travellers around the world come to New Zealand on our Work New Zealand program. This program provides orientation and accommodation on arrival, access to internet, phone and fax facilities, employment contacts and much more. It is the best way to get up and running in New Zealand. Click here to find out more.

Gareth Mangu – Marketing and Sales Team Leader

Gareth Mangu aka “IT Guy” is our in house digital marketing expert and pitches in with the sales team when needed. Gareth did 12 months in New York City working a few different jobs and has been back almost 4 years. There isn’t a day that goes by that he isn’t yearning to go back! Countries Traveled – 12

Katrina Savage – STA Store Manager

Katrina ‘Treens’ Savage is our in house STA Travel agent and professional travel deal getter – and has been with IEP since its inception. Treens understands as good as any that travelling can be an expensive hobby. She did a stint in the UK so knows how financially challenging it can be to shift countries. That’s why Treens does her very best to find the best deals for our participants! Countries Traveled – 22

Myles Whittaker – Working Holiday Expert

Myles feels super fortunate to have visted many incredible places, but the most recent two year stint in Canada has been the most rewarding. Canada’s diversity both physical and cultural are the things that make Canada so special to Myles. For fun Myles loves to play music, sports and do almost every outdoor activity! The most exciting thing about working for IEP is working in such a dynamic industry helping people experience the same things that he has been able to do in his own travels. Countries traveled – 17

Natalie Robinson – Business Development Manager

Natalie Robinson – our Business Development Manager – has been with IEP since 2015 in different positions and has worked in travel for 20 years! Nat is in charge of fostering relationships with organisations across the country. She is also our resident Brit which means she has sung the song “It’s Coming Home” at least once in the last 12 months. Countries Traveled – 34

Ross Carrel – Finance Manager

Ross – our longest standing team member having been with IEP since 2008 – loves how we help so many people travel the world and enjoys the company culture here. Ross’ favourite place in the world to visit is Vietnam for the amazing culture and incredible food. When Ross isn’t busy traveling the world or attending the Commonwealth games he is out fishing chasing the “big” one! Countries Traveled – 32