Ruairi Spillane, managing director
After observing a need for independent objective advice around planning a move to Canada, Ruairi launched Moving2Canada in 2011. Having moved from Ireland in 2008, he was determined to build a community where newcomers could share information and support. Ruairi is a proud dual citizen of both Ireland and Canada.
In his free time, Ruairi can be found snowboarding, hiking, camping, visiting Ireland or checking out other corners of the globe to adventure.
Alan Regan, editor
Alan is Moving2Canada’s breaking news and content editor, and works to find new partners who can provide our readers with the services they need.
He was born in Carlow, Ireland, and spent the early part of his career as a reporter for his hometown’s newspaper, before graduating with a BA in Journalism and joining a national radio station in Ireland.
Alan brought his nine years of professional media experience to Vancouver, when he arrived on an IEC Working Holiday permit in September 2014. He joined the Moving2Canada team the following summer, and is now a Permanent Resident of Canada.
In his downtime, you’ll find Alan listening to the radio, discussing current affairs, or plotting which part of the world he’ll explore next.
Hugo O'Doherty, editor
As Moving2Canada’s content developer, with particular focus on immigration, Hugo brings more than five years of industry experience to the Moving2Canada team.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Hugo has called Montreal home since 2013. After a great period helping Moving2Canada find its feet after launch, Hugo went on to work for one of Canada’s largest immigration law firms for more than three years. He came home to Moving2Canada in early 2018.
Hugo has observed Canada’s ever-changing immigration system from both sides, as applicant and professionally. As a result, he understands the needs and goals of newcomers and representatives alike.
Hugo has also worked in New York, Southern California, and Ghana. In his free time, he can be found exploring Quebec and practicing his irregular French verbs, playing guitar, or explaining the offside rule.
Marcel Niedecken, marketing manager
Marcel is Moving2Canada’s marketing manager, responsible for growing our audience and promoting the Moving2Canada brand.
He was born in Hamburg, Germany, and began his career as a strategist for branding and digital communications for different international advertising and PR agencies in Germany.
Marcel recently moved to Quebec on an IEC Working Holiday permit, to live with his Canadian girlfriend. He brings his eight years of communications and branding experience to bear for the Moving2Canada team since August 2017. He plans to apply for Permanent Residency in 2018.
In his free time, Marcel can be found exploring the outdoors of Quebec and Canada, in the kitchen, cooking with local produce, or trying to beat that one level in Donkey Kong Country.