Who we are

Who we are

Joey Barnard is the founder and principle member, and is a MARA registered migration agent. She holds several degrees, including a Master in Migration Law & Practice. She is passionate about her work as migration agent and specialises in complex cases, including waivers, partner, parent, child, and skilled visas. Her interest in psychology and business compliments her work as migration agent. Joey mentors final semester migration law students, supervises work placements and is the founder of the successful Facebook forum ‘South Africans migrating to Australia” and the migration agents’ support forum (with in excess of 400 RMAs). MARA 1277481

Lesley Eckard has a physiotherapy background and immigrated from Zimbabwe in 2004. Lesley is Perth based, a MARA registered agent as well as a NZ registered agent. MARA 1575644, NZ Licence Number 201502535.

Sonja Vermaak,  Melbourne based, MARA registered agent, MARA 1790718. Sonja is also a qualified teacher with extensive experience in training and assessment.

Ruan Barnard, Pretoria based, non-MARA registered agent. Ruan’s interests include participating in sport at national and international level having been invited to participate in the World Cup trials in Italy in 2017.