Meet our Immigration team
Sandra joined the firm in 2005 having previously worked with another leading UK visa agency.
She is a level one Registered Adviser in UK Immigration with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
Her talents lie in producing constructive and helpful solutions for clients with unusual problems. Sandra has been strongly involved with visa audits for UK employers as well as registering her clients for Work Permit applications.
Alexandra joined our immigration division in August 2016 and is a registered adviser with the OISC.
She recently graduated from London South Bank University with first class honours in Law and is studying her Masters in EU Immigration at Oxford University. Her interests lie in immigration law, particularly concerning EU free-movement laws and family settlement applications. She prides herself on achieving positive results and the highest level of satisfaction for her customers.
Sharifa is human rights lawyer dedicated to giving people a voice against discrimination and protecting their rights and freedom. She is a level one Registered Adviser in UK Immigration with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
Sharifa obtained her LLB (Hons) Law degree from Northumbria University in the UK and her postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Westminster. She is proficient in Bengali, Hindi and Urdu.
Sharifa assists our clients with obtaining Tier 2 entry clearance, extensions, settlement, Tier 2 sponsorship license, British citizenship and other UK immigration applications.
She enjoys socialising, travelling and cooking.
Philip trained with the Home Office within their Citizenship Directorate until 1992. He was the founder partner of Montgomery and Co and later Managing Director of 1st Contact Visas.
He has assisted in developing Government policies with the Points Based System and has instigated changes in Policy towards the descendants of Government employees of former British Territories. Philip is also responsible for immigration training in NHS Hospitals.
He is widely regarded as an authority on British nationality law and the effects of decolonisation within the former British Empire. Philip is registered with the OISC as a level 2 adviser in Immigration.
Having qualified at Deloitte & Touche in Cape Town, Reg moved over to London and spent three years in investment banking in the city.
He founded a small tax consultancy in 1996 and in six years turned this into a company with offices in three countries and over 200 staff.
Reg lives in Putney, with his wife and two young sons. In his spare time, he competes internationally at croquet – he is a seven-time winner of the World Championships.
In 2008 John took up the mantle of Accounting Manager at Sable International.
With a knack for operations and project management, John took on the task of managing the group’s Citizenship & Immigration team in 2009.
Outside of work, John’s life is dedicated to his kids. He has competed in Ironman and half-Ironman triathlons and is an avid poker player.
Rajeshri came to the UK from Kenya in 1969 and has worked in administration and customer service roles throughout her career.
After spending four years working for UK Visas and Immigration, she joined Philip Gamble & Partners, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She uses her customer service and admin skills to support our immigration team.
With over 30 years’ experience in administration and customer care, Yolanda joined Philip Gamble & Partners in January 2013 as Receptionist and Office Administrator.
She is often the first point of contact for our clients and is known for her professional and friendly manner. In addition to her great work ethic and excellent communication skills, her warm and approachable nature makes her an indispensable member of the team.
Reena was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and started her career with KPMG Kenya.
She joined Philip Gamble & Partners in 2010 and is a level 1 Registered Adviser in UK Immigration with the OISC.
Reena is responsible for all UK immigration applications lodged with British posts overseas and has had notable success in this area. She also handles after-entry cases that lead to settlement in the UK. Reena is fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi and Kiswahili.
Joanne joined the firm in 2001 and is a level 1 Registered Adviser in Immigration with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.
She was responsible for forming the team dealing with the issue of Sponsorship Certificates under Tier 2 of the Points Based Scheme for the National Health Service and Private Healthcare.
Joanne has been highly involved with visa audits for UK employers and is an expert in the country’s employment laws controlling the prevention of illegal labour.
Donna joined the firm in 2006 and plays a valuable role in the co-ordination of appointments and workflow for Philip Gamble.
Donna not only manages Philip’s schedule, but is also a lifeline to anybody who is anxious about their immigration status. Her caring attitude and friendly manner puts both clients and co-workers at ease.
Gia graduated from the University of Cape Town with degrees in International Relations and Education.
She currently handles the admin for our immigration team as well as the citizenship team.
She is a keen traveller and explorer, with a particular love for exploring destinations that are not too “touristy” yet. When she’s not travelling, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dogs.
Maxine joined Sable International in January 2015, as part of our umbrella department.
She then joined the Philip Gamble & Partners’ administration team, where she began learning about British nationality and UK immigration routes. Maxine’s interest in different client’s unique situations led her to become an Immigration Caseworker.
Maxine loves making her clients’ wishes to visit or move to the UK come true and has a strong passion for customer satisfaction. Outside of work, she loves travelling and discovering new places, seeing friends and spending time with family. She is currently studying a BComm in Business Management through UNISA.
Nicole joined Sable International as an administrator, bringing with her a strong background in customer relations and various service industries.
Nicole is drawn to people, whether through work or in her spare time, when she plays softball for South Africa. Holding a Diploma in Project Management, Nicole is also in the process of completing her degree in Public Relations.
Simone joined us in 2015 as a British Nationality Advisor.
She has a B.Comm in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Among other things, Simone has worked as an assistant within a psychology practice and as an administrator at a five-star hotel where she had the opportunity to interact with customers from all corners of the globe on a daily basis. Empathetic and professional, Simone is an avid traveller, who has spent a lot of time exploring Europe.
Chelsea joined Philip Gamble & Partners in 2015 as a Nationality Administrator with a background in administration.
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, she has travelled extensively throughout the UK and developed an interest in British Nationality. She is organised, optimistic and dedicated. Using her exceptional customer service and administrative skills, Chelsea ensures that all of our clients have the best possible experience.
Meghan started her career with Sable International in 2008, as part of our customer service department.
From there, she also spent time in our UK tax refunds and forex departments, gaining valuable insight into the overall workings of the business. Meghan’s passion for customer service and personal growth eventually led her to our visa department, where she now works as a UK Immigration Caseworker.
Michaela was born and raised in Cape Town. She attended Wynberg Girls High.
She has previously worked in customer service and as an administrator at a college. In her role at Sable International, Michaela assists our immigration team and ensures that our Immigration department runs smoothly.
Michaela enjoys spending time with family and friends and relaxing at home.
Kelsey grew up in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and attended Wynberg Girls High School.
In our Immigration Department, Kelsey assists our caseworkers and is responsible for handling status traces and communication with clients.
She loves to travel and is slowly ticking off the countries on her bucket list. She also enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and yoga.
Lisa studied at Stellenbosch University, where she completed a degree in social work.
She is the administrative assistant for our immigration casework team.
When she’s not helping ensure all our clients’ needs are taken care of, she likes to spend time with her friends, family and children. She’s also quite fond of experimental cooking and going on adventures.
Shelley was born and raised in Cape Town. She joined Sable International in 2017 where she started out in the 1st Contact department.
She previously worked in education and has had the opportunity to study Business Management and do a course in Office Administration. Shelley is now studying at a music school and in her spare time attends and performs at gigs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Giulia was born and educated in Johannesburg. She left for the UK at age 22 and stayed there for 10 years. Since returning to South Africa, she has been working in the immigration and visa industry. She enjoys helping people realise their dreams and goals of moving to the UK, just as she did years ago.