About Us

Expat Network – Your One-Stop Resource For A New Life Abroad

For 25 years members of Expat Network have looked to us for assistance in their overseas job search and support while on location and at home. For many expat members, we have become the link between a life overseas and a base in their country of origin.

Expat Network offers a range of valuable services and benefits – from showcasing the best jobs across the globe, to preparing you to apply for them, to arranging your move and making sure the money you earn is managed to get the best out of your position as an expat. We always address the needs of our expat members and where we cannot help we always know someone who can.

Thousands of expats have found work using our truly expat-dedicated services and contacts, thousands more have solved everyday problems by contacting the Expat Network team.

Expat Network has become the leading UK-based organisation for expats seeking work and assistance overseas. Building on a firmly established reputation among key overseas recruiters, we have a unique place in the market.

Expat Network was set up to represent the interests of contract-working expats who rarely enjoy full company protection and benefits. We work with recruitment and service providers to ensure that you are armed with the necessary knowledge to enjoy your time overseas.

Over recent years we have broadened the range of roles available through the site and aim to support people looking to work or retire abroad.

Your Contacts

Expat Network is run by a group of people who have been involved with expats for many years and bring that experience in support of people planning to become or currently living as an expat.

  • Nigel Ayres (CEO) has lived as an expat in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and was one of the co-founders of the Forum for Expatriate Management, a network for global mobility professionals holding events around the world.
  • Shona Farrell (MD) was one of the founders of Expat Network and has been a friendly and knowledgeable contact for expats seeking information on jobs, contracts, CVs, personal finance, insurance and much more for over 28 years.
  • Julie Bridge (Sales and Marketing) has long experience working with expats, having led sales and marketing activity at Telegraph Expat for 17 years and before that 18 years as Expat Advertisement Director at the Financial Times.
  • Susie Gysin (Website and Operations) spent six years as an expat in California and has a long history of creating and managing websites for different businesses

A Brief History

Expat Network was set up in 1989 to answer the needs of a community of professionals who at that time had little or no voice or protection. In 1989 communications were not as advanced as they are now. It was often the case that a contract in Nigeria, or even Saudi Arabia had you almost cut off from home. Expat Network aimed then to provide a workable link between those expats and home – business and personal.

We were sure of one thing, that expats needed representation, good information and a friendly voice – a team that would handle every request that cropped up, or find a person or organisation that could resolve an issue if we could not.

In 2014 Expat Network joined up with World of Expats and the two websites have been consolidated on the Expat Network site.  This draws together the job-seeking support of Expat Network with the destination information, tools and services to support you in moving abroad and getting the best out of your life as an expat from World of Expats.

Plans For The Future

We have represented thousands of expats since 1989. Living and working abroad continues to be part of many people’s lives.  For some it is an opportunity to spend a period working abroad as part of their career development; for others it is where they spend their entire career.  Technology can be the facilitator as people realize that they can operate from anywhere in the world as a digital nomad while enjoying a different lifestyle and climate.

The attractions of retirement abroad are also appreciated by more and more people with Spain, France and other European countries attracting British retirees with their climate, lifestyle and cost of living.  Americans are also looking at retiring abroad to find a lower cost of living and a relaxed lifestyle.

Whatever the reason for your interest in a life abroad, we will aim to aid you in accessing the information, tools and services that you need to make the move and get the best out of your life abroad.