Meet our citizenship team

  • Reg-Bamford
    Reg Bamford
    Group CEO
  • Mishal Patel: Casework Manager
    Mishal Patel
    Director: Citizenship and Immigration
  • John Dunn: Citizenship and Immigration Manager
    John Dunn
    Director: Citizenship and Immigration
  • Philip Gamble: Founder and Senior Partner
    Philip Gamble
    Founder and Senior Partner
  • Megan McArthur
    Meghan McArthur
    Immigration and Nationality Team Leader
  • Robyn Eldridge
    Robyn Eldridge
    British Nationality Caseworker
  • Rajeshri Solanki
    Rajeshri Solanki
    Office Administrator
  • Yolanda Murray
    Yolanda Murray
    Front Office Manager
  • Reena Kothari
    Reena Kothari
    British Nationality Caseworker
  • Joanne Clay
    Joanne Clay
    British Nationality Caseworker
  • Donna Jarvis
    Donna Jarvis
    Personal Assistant to Philip Gamble
  • Kaj Patel
    Kaj Patel
    British Nationality Caseworker
  • Nicole Alexander
    Nicole Williams
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor
  • Simone Jordaan
    Simone Jordaan
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor
  • Chelsea Hallett
    Chelsea Hallett
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor
  • Kelsey Goodchild
    Kelsey Goodchild
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker
  • Lisa Oosthuizen
    Lisa Oosthuizen
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor
  • Shelley Christians
    Shelley Christians
    Casework Admin Assistant
  • Christine Jansen van Vuuren
    Christine Jansen van Vuuren
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker
  • Chanell Adams - Admin Assistant
    Chanell Adams
    Admin Assistant
  • Kerry Milne
    Kerry Milne
    Admin Assistant
  • Kristy De Goede
    Kristy De Goede
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor
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    Saudikah Adams
    Immigration Casework Admin Assistant
  • Carryn Phillps
    Carryn Phillps
    Immigration and Citizenship Caseworker
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    Mishkaah Ebrahim
    Admin assistant
  • Gabriella Barries_bw
    Gabriella Eastland
    Admin Assistant
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    Jason Trudgian
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker
  • Sihle Goniwe - Client Administrator
    Sihle Goniwe
    Investment Migration Caseworker
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    Lauren Davidson
    Client Administrator
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    Nathalie Ferreira
    Manager – Portugal Investment Migration
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    Sarah Young
    Investment Migration Manager
  • Sam Hopwood: Director - Australia and Oceania regions
    Sam Hopwood
    Director: Australia and Oceania Region
  • Andrew-Rissik
    Andrew Rissik
    Group International Director
  • Reg Bamford
    Group CEO

    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.

  • Mishal Patel
    Director: Citizenship and Immigration

    Mishal was born in Mombasa, Kenya and relocated to the UK in 2004 after a successful colonial nationality claim through Philip Gamble & Partners.

    Mishal joined Sable International in 2009 and is a registered Level 1 adviser in UK immigration with the OISC. Mishal works closely with Philip Gamble and assists in isolating claims to British nationality for those who have connections to former British Territories, those who are resident in the UK and those adopted by British citizens. Mishal has a special interest in East Africa and the sub-continent. He is fluent English, Kiswahili and Gujarati.

  • John Dunn
    Director: Citizenship and Immigration

    John joined Sable International in 2008 and has managed multiple divisions during his time with the company.

    He has over a decade of experience in immigration, citizenship and residency-by-investment. He combines that with a background in sales, marketing and management to ensure that Sable International is the go to for all things relating to citizenship and immigration around the world.

    Outside of work, John is dedicated to his young family. He enjoys fitness activities and loves the outdoors.

  • Philip Gamble
    Founder and Senior Partner

    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.

  • Meghan McArthur
    Immigration and Nationality Team Leader

    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.

  • Robyn Eldridge
    British Nationality Caseworker

    Robyn grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied International Hotel Management. This has given her experience in dealing personally and professionally with clients.

    She joined the Sable International UK office at the beginning of June 2015, relocating from the Cape Town office, where she previously worked as a British nationality adviser for two years.

    Robyn is registered with the OISC at Level 1 in UK Immigration.

  • Rajeshri Solanki
    Office Administrator

    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.

  • Yolanda Murray
    Front Office Manager

    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 Kothari
    British Nationality Caseworker

    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 Clay
    British Nationality Caseworker

    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 Jarvis
    Personal Assistant to Philip Gamble

    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.

  • Kaj Patel
    British Nationality Caseworker

    Kaj joined the firm in June 2013.

    Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Germany, Kaj moved to the UK in 2004. She completed her studies in London and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She is fluent in English, Tamil and German. Kaj is a registered advisor for UK Immigration at level 1 with the OISC. She prides herself on prompt and efficient customer service.

  • Nicole Williams
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor

    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 Jordaan
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor

    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 Hallett
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor

    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.

  • Kelsey Goodchild
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker

    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 Oosthuizen
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor

    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 Christians
    Casework Admin Assistant

    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.

  • Christine Jansen van Vuuren
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker

    Christine has a Bachelor of Social Science in Organisational Psychology and Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town. She has a strong admin and customer service background.

    In her role as an Immigration Caseworker, Christine handles the preparation and submission of British passport and entry clearance visa applications. As an ambitious and strong-willed individual, she prides herself on learning new things to develop herself both personally and professionally.

    In her spare time, Christine enjoys gaming, reading or watching a new series.

  • Chanell Adams
    Admin Assistant

    Chanell grew up in the Free State and has been in Cape Town for the past eleven years. She enjoys travelling and has had the opportunity to travel to Iran, Malaysia and Qatar.

    Chanell has a National Diploma in Business Management and is in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree in communication science through the University of South Africa.

    Outside of work, Chanell enjoys the company of friends and family, a good read and a night out on the town.

  • Kerry Milne
    Admin Assistant

    Kerry was born in Johannesburg and has lived in Cape Town since she was six months old. She studied at the University of Cape Town, majoring in psychology and organisational psychology. She chose to study these subjects because she always wanted to work with people.

    Thereafter, she completed her honours in organisational psychology. She has experience in sales and admin but excels at being organised and helping others stay organised.

    Kerry joined Sable International as an Admin Assistant on our immigration team.

    She enjoys being out and about with friends and family, cooking, baking and reading.

  • Kristy De Goede
    Immigration and Nationality Advisor

    Kristy has been part of the Sable International family for many years. She started off on the tax refunds team and then moved into the immigration department. She has since become an expert in assisting customers with their UK visa applications and extensions.

    Dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all clients, she has become particularly good at assessing what a client’s best relocation options are.

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also has a keen passion for travel.

  • Saudikah Adams
    Immigration Casework Admin Assistant

    Saudikah studied office management and technology at CPUT. Thereafter, she worked as an immigration consultant at IBN Business and immigration solutions, which dealt with immigration into RSA, for over nine years. She joined Sable International in 2022 as an immigration caseworker

    She enjoys walking, hiking, training, baking and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Carryn Phillps
    Immigration and Citizenship Caseworker

    Carryn was born and raised in Cape Town where she attended Rustenburg Girls’ High and thereafter graduated from Varsity College with a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communication.

    After several years working in a client-focused role in the hospitality and event planning industry, she felt it was time for a change. She joined Sable International in 2020, as Client Liaison on our 1st Contact Relocation team, before moving to the Immigration team in 2022.

    Carryn enjoys photography, being outdoors with her dog - especially by the ocean where she resides - and spending time with family.

  • Mishkaah Ebrahim
    Admin assistant

    Mishkaah was at Sanlam before joining Sable International in 2022. She completed a wealth management accredited course in 2019 through Inseta and, prior to that, a long-term insurance class of business course through Moonstone.

    She is a friendly, hardworking and confident individual who loves building new relationships. She has three children and, in her free time, she enjoys catching up on series, walking her dog, swimming and going on road trips.

  • Gabriella Eastland
    Admin Assistant

    Gabriella was born and raised in Cape Town. She attended Wynberg Girls’ Junior and High Schools before studying Beauty Therapy and Somatology. She went on to work as a personal assistant and au pair, and in various retail environments, gaining experience in sales, customer service and admin.

    In 2020, she changed career paths and enrolled at Varsity College to study Business Principles and Practices. 

    She is creative and passionate, but always organised, diligent and determined. She enjoys being outdoors, going for drives, reading a good book, making the most out of life and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jason Trudgian
    Immigration and Nationality Caseworker

    Jason was born and raised in Cape Town. Both of his parents were born in the UK and he has lived and worked in the UK.

    He was originally at Sable International between 2008 and 2018 and returned to Sable International in 2022, after spending four years at a local immigration company. 

    Outside of work he spends time with family and is part of a local soccer team, where he plays in a league during the winter season.

  • Sihle Goniwe
    Investment Migration Caseworker

    Sihle studied Surface Design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has qualifications in in hospitality and graphic design. She is well experience in assisting clients through her previous experience as a Front Office Administrator at The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. At Sable International, Sihle performs a key role in assisting Investment migration clients with all aspects of administration around their application. Outside of work, she taps into her creativity and spends her time on DIY projects, sketching and creating textile designs.

  • Lauren Davidson
    Client Administrator

    Lauren studied Psychology and Xhosa at the University of Cape Town. Her mother is Mauritian, her dad is South African, and she has an older brother who currently lives in Sydney Australia.

    Outside of work she is an avid boxer and enjoys training with her coach four times a week. She has a passion for travelling and has been fortunate enough to visit many different places across the globe with her partner for his racing career.

  • Nathalie Ferreira
    Manager – Portugal Investment Migration

    Born and bred in Cape Town, Nathalie is of Portuguese descent and moved to Portugal in 2016 after spending many years living in Spain. She comes from a property background and has working experience in South Africa, Spain & Portugal. Nathalie’s role is to assist clients through the initial investment process stages in Portugal and ensuring that their investment trip runs smoothly. Although she has chosen to live in Portugal she still has very deep connection to South Africa and its culture.

  • Sarah Young
    Investment Migration Manager

    Originally from the UK, Sarah is well-travelled – having worked in France, South America and Botswana before settling in Cape Town. She graduated at the top of her class with a BA (Hons) in International Business before spending 15 years in hospitality. During this time, she gained a clear understanding of the need for global mobility through her own experience.

    Sarah currently oversees Sable International’s Investment Migration casework team, assisting clients with finding the programme which best fits their needs. Once people have chosen their route to global citizenship, she assists them every step of the way through the entire process.

    In her free time Sarah enjoys life outdoors, spending time with family and friends paired with laughter, good food and wine.

     

  • Sam Hopwood
    Director: Australia and Oceania Region

    Sam is a registered migration agent and a member of the Migration Institute of Australia.

    Sam studied as an undergraduate at the University of Newcastle, NSW and later completed the postgraduate certificate in immigration law at Victorian University. He has worked in the area of Australian immigration law for 14 years and has helped thousands of people relocate to Australia.

  • Andrew Rissik
    Group International Director

    Andrew grew up in South Africa, where he was schooled at Michaelhouse after which he completed his education at the University of Stellenbosch.

    He served as an officer in the South African Navy before completing his management training with the McCarthy Group.

    He established a company that facilitated the investment of UK client money into the emerging South African property market. He successfully sold his interests before being appointed to head up Sable International's forex team.

    Andrew is a keen sailor who has competed internationally and spends many weekends away either sailing or enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two children.

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