About Us

At Visa Executive, we specialise in immigration law, providing international visa solutions to corporate clients and their relocating employees. Our Team is made up of the following immigration specialists who are ready to assist you with any questions or queries.

Amanda Tinner

Registered Migration Agent no 0325139.
Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).

Past Vice President of MIA (Vic/Tas), Member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Australia. Member of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC). Associate of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI).

Amanda started her immigration career at the Australian High Commission in London where she worked in Immigration for 5 years. She has been a Researcher into a State Parliament Report on Business Migrants and represented the migration industry on a Federal Joint Standing Committee. Amanda has more than 18 years global immigration experience and is knowledgeable in global immigration and corporate governance compliance issues.

Sandra Tempest

Sandra has been a Registered Migration Agent since 1996 and obtained her legal practising certificate in 2009.  She was a member of the Conduct Advisory Panel for the Migration Agents Registration Authority from 2001 – 2005.  Sandra obtained her Queensland Law Practicing Certificate in 2011 and NSW in 2019.  She has worked as a CPD presenter, a part time Lecturer in Migration Law at Griffith University and volunteered at RAILS (refugee and Immigration Legal Service) in Brisbane between 2012 to 2014.

Elena Koulikov

Elena graduated in law in 1994 and has practiced Australian Immigration law since 2008.  She obtained her legal practicing certificate in NSW in 2012 and in Victoria in 2015.  Practicing for more than 10 years Elena has worked in law firms and relocation companies.  She has an excellent knowledge of relevant legislation, ability to work effectively under pressure and handle matters of complexity and sensitivity.

Corinne Johnson

Registered Migration Agent No 9901928

Corinne has more than 18 years in practicing global immigration. She has extensive experience in immigration law for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, U.K. and USA.

She has worked for some of the world's largest immigration practice firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston and PWC, consulting to multi-nationals on best practice and compliance. She contributed to the establishment of a Hong Kong immigration office of a large immigration law firm. Set up of all functional areas of the operation, management systems, customer service, billing, and training of local employees. Supervised the preparation and filing of foreign visa cases for multi-national corporate clients. Resolved complex legal and regulatory issues involving foreign government agencies, human resources representatives and lawyers. Managed all immigration authorisations, employment visa, residence permit applications, and supporting documents.

Gary Tinner

General Manager

Gary oversees the Finance and Administration functions within the company.

In addition he travels to industry networking conferences around the world to meet with clients and to make new contacts. He is a golfing tragic and also enjoys four wheel driving

Email : gary.tinner@visaexecutive.com

Sheelagh Blanckenberg

Registered Migration Agent No. 0100161

Sheelagh has more than 18 years’ experience in the Australian immigration industry, 4 years of which were with the Australian Department of Immigration in Singapore where she managed the offshore business skills migration programme.  With a degree in Accounting, a professional qualification with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and a certificate of Immigration Law she has been an Australian registered migration agent since 2001.
Sheelagh has worked for some of the world’s largest immigration practice firms, including KPMG and Deloitte, where she advised and managed offshore and onshore client work with a range of corporate clients across many industries.  This includes the provision of immigration advice and assistance to the largest Chinese resource project in Australia to date - Citic Pacific Mining and its Sino Iron project at Cape Preston - as well as to JGC Corporation on the Inpex Ichthys project.
She ran her own migration agency in Guangzhou China for a number of years and has extensive experience in advising and assisting business skills applicants gain permanent residency in Australia, in particular high net worth individuals applying under the subclass 132 Business Talent (Permanent) visa,  subclass 188 (Provisional) and 888 (Permanent) Business Innovation and Investment visas.

Email : sheelagh.blanckenberg@visaexecutive.com

Catherine CLARKE

Registered Migration Agent No. 1385015

Cathy developed an interest in Australian migration law whilst working for a large international accounting firm where she specialised in expatriate tax services. In her role as Global Employer Services manager, she provided advice to large multinational corporations on cross border tax issues, the employment tax obligations of their global work force and their global mobility policies.  Cathy also dealt directly with the expatriate employees when arriving and departing Australia and prepared the tax advice associated with this process. She worked closely with several migration agents who were part of the larger team and from this experience gained an understanding of the migration requirements for temporary workers, executives and the subsequent transition to permanent residency.

Email : catherine.clarke@visaexecutive.com

Sarah Loch-Wilkinson

Member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).

Sarah has nearly 10 years’ experience in the Australian immigration industry working across all areas of migration including employer sponsorship, independent skilled and family stream visas, litigation and review applications, and labour agreements.  Sarah’s career started with a boutique law firm in Sydney assisting on complex health and character cases with the Department as well as review applications and federal and high court appeals.  She later moved into senior advisory roles in Melbourne focussing on corporate immigration for many years.  Sarah is experienced in advising major corporations as well as small businesses and individuals on visa and compliance matters.  Sarah  has a particular interest in complex visa applications such as those involving the health criterion.