Sheila is an established business leader and Registered Migration Agent with over 15 years of industry experience. She first began her career in the migration industry in the not-for-profit sector before assisting Western Australian firms and large multinationals in a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, mining services and hospitality.
Sheila advises corporate clients on migration business strategy, sponsorship audit assessments and compliance matters. Throughout her career, she has managed large-scale corporate migration projects, complex legal case work and labour agreement negotiations.
More About Sheila
Sheila’s extensive understanding of the Australian immigration system has seen her support corporate and individual clients through challenging migration issues including health and character matters, visa cancellations, Migration Tribunal matters and Ministerial Intervention requests.
Accreditation and Professional Registration
Sheila is registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority as a practising migration agent and practices under a strict Code of Conduct, which governs the migration industry in Australia. MARN: 0533879.
As a Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) member, Sheila also practices according to the MIA Code of Ethics, Practice and Conduct, which is designed to maintain the highest standards of professionalism across the migration industry.
Areas of Expertise
Education and Qualifications
Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History from the University of Western Australia (2004). She has always had a keen interest in migration and earned first class honours for her thesis on Australia’s post-war immigration history.
Sheila became a Registered Migration Agent in 2005 and maintains her knowledge of migration law changes through ongoing CPD programs with the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).
Sheila is also currently studying Law at the University of Western Australia.
Sheila in the media
Sheila was live on ABC Radio Perth to discuss the impact of recently announced visa changes on businesses and skilled migrants. Listen to the ABC Radio Perth interview here.
Sheila also appeared live on Perth’s 6PR radio station as a migration expert, where she addressed what to do if your occupation has been removed from the 457 visa list. You can listen to Sheila’s interview on 6PR radio station here.
“One of my most rewarding experiences as a migration agent would have to be my very first case, which involved assisting a former child migrant to avoid the cancellation of his permanent residence. The person had been in Australia for fifty years since migrating as a child, therefore the matter involved researching Australia’s historical involvement with the child migrant scheme as part of our submission.
I put together a strong case for him to stay in Australia, explaining the historical circumstances of his child visa. It was very rewarding to help with his unique case and see him successfully avoid the cancellation of his permanent residence visa. Over ten years later, it is still one of the most intriguing cases I’ve assisted with.“
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