The Thames Migration Team

DAVID A G KNOX

DIRECTOR

David Knox, Director, Thames Migration Ltd

David has a wealth of industry experience having over 30 years dealing with every type of application and applicant from tourist visas for individuals to bulk applications for multinational companies and prestige sporting events giving him a depth of experience and knowledge which is almost unmatched within the industry.

The company’s reputation for reliable and quality service is testament to David’s longstanding successful career. David’s principal areas of interest include business visas, partner visas, pre and post migration planning, and migration benefit management.

He is primarily responsible for finance, recruitment and marketing, most recently working on re-branding project for the company. He is a regular speaker at immigration and industry events and seminars.  He is also regularly asked to offer his insight by contributing to numerous articles and features for industry magazines and newspapers.

 

 

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Corporate visa strategy
  • Visa strategy and benefit management
  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Independent Migration
  • Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • General Skilled Migration Visa Applications

 

 


MARK ASHTON

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mark was one of the founding Directors of Thames Consular Services Ltd. established in the early 1980’s  – the UK’s third largest visa service.Mark has a wealth of industry experience spanning over 30 years dealing with every type of application and applicant from tourist visas for individuals to bulk applications for multinational companies and prestige sporting events giving him a depth of experience and knowledge which is almost unmatched within the industry.

The company’s reputation for reliable and quality service is testament to Mark’s longstanding successful career. Mark’s principal areas of interest include marketing, advertising and business development.

He is primarily responsible for developing business opportunities and marketing, most recently working on re-branding project for the company. He is a regular speaker at immigration and industry events and seminars.  He is also regularly asked to offer his insight by contributing to numerous articles and features for industry magazines and newspapers.

 

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Corporate marketing strategy
  • Corporate adverting strategy and benefit management
  • Corporate business development
  • Public relations
  • Business relations
  • Online business strategy
  • Business planning and strategy

 

 


 

HANNIBAL KHOURY

AUSTRALIAN REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT: 0426562

Hannibal Khoury, MARA registered migration agent.

Hannibal is a proud Australian citizen. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hannibal is a qualified Australian Registered Migration Agent based between London and Australia with an extensive career spanning some 5 years with both Commonwealth and State Government departments including the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hannibal has advised a wide range of employers and employees throughout the UK and Australia together with expatriate executives based in UK, Asia, Europe, United States and the Middle East. His clients have included financial services and telecommunications executives, media professionals, and employees at the South Australian Regional Councils and ASX listed companies.

His interests are in business and skilled migration and has over 15 years experience in a diverse range of visa matters, including appeals and tribunal matters with a proven successful track record in dealing with difficult and unusual cases.

Hannibal is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MMIA), Migration Alliance (MA) and a Registered Migration Agent with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority of Australia (OMARA) and subject to their Code of Conduct. He is also a member of the Britain-Australia Society.

Hannibal is a Registered Agent who is a regular speaker at immigration and industry seminars and events.

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Employer Sponsored Visas (ENS & RSMS)
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications
  • Complex Immigration cases, including Health Waivers
  • Business Immigration strategy
  • Resident Return and Former Resident visas
  • Australian citizenship applications
  • Migration Review Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal appeals

 


DEEPIKA GOR

OISC & AUSTRALIAN VISA CONSULTANT

 

Deepika Gor, Thames Migration, OISC & Australia Migration Agent based in London

Deepika holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sussex, with emphasis in International Law. Since graduating in July 2012, Deepika went on to study the Legal Practice Course which has allowed her to develop the necessary skills to work in the legal sector.

Deepika is an accredited UK immigration advisor and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commission (OISC) Number 049463.

She has also gained legal experience working alongside solicitors on prominent litigation cases.

Deepika is an experienced Knowledge Manager who provides vital data for the preparation of migration strategy. She deals with a variety of cases, such as spouse, parent, and skilled migration visa applications.

 

Deepika is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi and is also permanently based in London. Deepika is a patient, understanding and attentive Australian migration consultant who constantly receives praise from our many happy clients.

Deepika is a member of the Migration Alliance (MA) of Australia.

 

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Skilled Independent Migration
  • General Skilled Migration Visa Applications Subclass 189, 190, 489
  • Resident Return visa
  • Working Holiday, Visitor and Student visas
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications

 

 


VICTORIA MEZHVINSKY

SOLICITOR AND AUSTRALIAN REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT: 1169946

 

Solicitor- Migration Agent Consultant

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Adelaide. Since graduating she has owned and operated Johnson Lawyers in Adelaide South Australia. Victoria has been an Australian Registered Migration Agent since 2011 and now brings a wealth of knowledge to Thames Migration team in her consultancy capacity.

She has also gained legal experience working alongside solicitors on prominent litigation cases.

Victoria deals with a variety of cases, such as spouse, parent, and skilled migration visa applications. She also handles more complex and challenging cases such as 482/ 482 and employer sponsored applications, Employer Nomination Scheme, and Australian Resident Return visa applications.

Victoria is fluent in Russian and is also permanently based in Queensland, Australia. Victoria is a patient, understanding and attentive Australian migration consultant who constantly receives praise from our many happy clients.

Victoria is a member of the Migration Alliance (MA) of Australia.

 

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Skilled Independent Migration
  • General Skilled Migration Visa Applications Subclass 189, 190, 489
  • Resident Return visa
  • Working Holiday, Visitor and Student visas
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications

 

 


 

SOPHIES CHAN

REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT: 1461558

Sophies Chan, Registered Migration Agent Number:1461558

Sophies has been an Australian Registered Migration Agent since 2014 and now brings a wealth of knowledge to Thames Migration team in her consultancy capacity.

She has also gained legal experience having previously worked for Deloitte and other corporate immigration firms.

Sophies deals with a variety of cases, such as Subclass 482 (TSS) visa, Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and  other short term business visa applications. She also handles more complex and challenging cases regarding Subclass 482 and Employer Sponsored applications, both Direct Entry (DE) and Temporary Residence Transition stream  (TRT) applications.

Sophies is also permanently based in Victoria, Australia. Sophies is a patient, understanding and attentive Australian migration consultant who constantly receives praise from our many happy clients.

Sophies is currently also studying a Bachelor Of Cyber Security at Deakin University.

Sophies is a member of the Migration Alliance (MA) of Australia.

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Subclass 400
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications

 

 


LAUREN O’DRISCOLL

 MIGRATION ADMINISTRATION

 

Lauren brings to Thames Migration a breath of fresh air in dealing with clients.

Lauren  is responsible for case support management and supporting Thames Migration across all migration and administrative functions.

Lauren has recently completed her Diploma in Health and Social care and is currently working towards her qualification in Business Administration.

An enthusiastic young woman who is highly dependable with strong time management skills.

Lauren is a very caring individual who seeks to ensure all clients are met with a warm welcome; regardless of whether they are emigrating to Australia.

 

Fields of Expertise

  • Migration Support work
  • Front of Office
  • Business Support
  • Business Administration

 


 

 

VIVIEN HOPE OAM

RELOCATION AND SETTLEMENT

Vivien Hope OAM – Relocation and settlement specialist

Vivien has been the CEO of the Multicultural Communities Council SA (MCCSA) for over 14 years.  Prior to this she was the Head of International Student Support Services at Adelaide Uni.  She has been employed by Adelaide University for over 25 years in both teaching & administrative roles.

Vivien is also a qualified lawyer and admitted to SA Supreme Court in 1996.

Vivien has presented intercultural communication & cultural diversity workshops both internationally & in Australia.  She is committed to the values of multiculturalism, diversity & inclusivity.

Starting a new life in Australia can sometime be daunting. Drawing on her wealth of experience within the settlement and relocation offerings, Vivien removes the stress and pressure by offering a holistic approach to relocation and settlement. Covering all areas (but not limited too): Meet and greet, education and schooling, introduction to communities, and Australian employment services to name a few. Vivien now offers her individual settlement consultancy which has assisted a number of our valued clients in settling in Australia and positioning them for gainful employment.

In 2010 Vivien received an Order of Australia Medal OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List (June 2010) for her dedication & services to various communities & refugees in Australia.