Ferguson Education and Migration Team

FOUNDER AND CEO

Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson, the Founder and CEO established Ferguson Education & Migration after extensive experience in Senior Management roles in both private and public companies over the last 30 years.

Ian’s focus is on providing clients with the right advice, which is based on his companies values of honesty, integrity and ethics, Ian’s commitment to his company's clients goes beyond a purely business relationship to one of helping them achieve their immigration goals and to provide their families with a better life, and with over a 98% success rate in obtaining the right Visa for his Clients, your future is in the right hands.

GENERAL MANAGER

Sarika Kumar

With over 20 years experience within the international education industry, Sarika brings a wealth of knowledge to Ferguson Education & Migration, covering all facets of International student enrolments and placements and working alongside our Partner Universities and Institutes in both Australia and New Zealand, from the initial consultation stage, through to the coordination of visa process to final visa lodgement, working closely with the case officers to facilitate until final approval of the visa applications.

As the senior Consultant at Ferguson Education and Migration, Sarika is responsible for the day to day management and operations of the organisation and is also responsible for the company's extensive international network of offices throughout the world.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Salman Anis

Salman joined Ferguson Education & Migration in 2018 and is always looking for ways to ensure the company is growing. He has a Double Masters in Marketing and Business from Griffith University.

He is supervising all marketing activities of the business (particularly digital marketing) to ensure Ferguson Education & Migration is on the right track. He is also in charge of business development to help the company grow. He is also responsible for liasing with clients and ensuring they receive quality customer service and honest advise. He is always quick to deliver on his commitments and is a valuable member of the Ferguson team.

Apart from work, Salman is interested in sports (mainly cricket and football) and enjoys writing.

ACCOUNTS ADMINSTRATOR

Jo-Anne Philips

HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER/ CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (ENROLMENT TEAM)

Ayesha Arshad

Ayesha is originally from Pakistan but has spent most of her life in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has studied her Bachelors in Management Studies majoring Human Resources and Tourism Management at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and her Masters in International Tourism and Hospitality Management from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Australia. She loves assisting our students achieve their dreams!

Fun facts about Ayesha is that she loves cats, reading, playing badminton and the colour yellow.

MARKETING OFFICER / CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (ENROLMENT TEAM)

Sachini Jayawickrema

Sachini is one of our Marketing Officer & Enrolment Officers. Sachini has completed her Master of Business double majored in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Events Management from Griffith University. She is originally from Sri Lanka and has personal experience of coming to Australia for her own student visa. She assists with the overall business including enrolments and marketing. She loves communicating with new people and assisting students to their preferred needs. Sachini is very helpful and always willing to learn.

In her free time, she is interested in playing badminton, loves to dance and does several performances too!

MARKETING OFFICER / CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (ENROLMENT TEAM)

Shania Carter

Shania is a friendly and outgoing person who loves to help students come to Australia or New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor's of Business majored in Marketing and is very creative and innovative. She loves being able to help students achieve their goals and will do anything she can to assist you!

Shania is also an early riser who loves the gym and the beach - all things that keep her active and healthy!

REGISTRATION OFFICER

Nancy Polley

Nancy is a Dual Citizen and has been in Australia for over 11 years. She is originally from Alabama USA and knows how it is to move to a new country.
She loves people, she loves helping students, and she's got an infectious personality that just makes you smile!

She's bubbly, friendly and enthusiastic therefore her role as one of the Registration Officers suits her well. When not at work she enjoys pilates, yoga and the beach.

REGISTRATION OFFICER

Nathan Sheen

Nathan loves talking to all of you and has a lot of experience in Customer Service. Originally from Sydney. He's always up for a chat and loves meeting new people! Nathan is motivated to assist you in accomplishing your goals.

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (ENROLMENT TEAM)

Maria Ferrer

Maria's enthusiasm is contagious, making it no surprise that she gets along great with everyone! Maria is one of our Enrolment Officers and loves helping students achieve their dreams; she can't wait until you do too! She has a positive attitude, which means that every day is a fun day for her. Maria loves gardening and travelling with her family. With two active daughters and one little puppy always running around the house, life never gets boring!

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (PRE-ENROLMENT TEAM)

Darryl Lebria

Darryl makes the room light with his enthusiasm and outgoing personality. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education majoring in Biological Science. Darryl is passionate about helping students achieve their dreams and loves to communicate with his students. Moreover, he likes to explore new things that would help him grow more and develop new skills. In his free time, he loves to watch environmental documentaries and sci-fi series.

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (PRE-ENROLMENT TEAM)

Mikee Reyna

Mikee has experience in different industries which have an identical goal: to help and support. Also a degree holder in Human Resources, he is very passionate about engaging in different conversations with different kinds of people. As one of the enrolment officers, Mikee is full of excitement and enthusiasm to help out the students with the process of achieving their personal goals and dreams through Ferguson Education & Migration. In his free time, he loves playing the guitar, watching films, or going on long drives.

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (PRE-ENROLMENT TEAM)

Trisha Pineda

Trisha is from the Philippines and has a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship. She really enjoys meeting people all around the world and to be able to help them with what they need. She thrives on communicating and creating a comfortable and safe atmosphere. She has worked extensively in the education industry. Trisha spends her free time reading books and playing video games.

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (PRE-ENROLMENT TEAM)

Darwin Nacion

Darwin is a licensed professional teacher with a background in business education while pursing his Masters. He has made it his personal and professional goal to assist people in succeeding in their endeavours to the best of his ability. Given Darwin's background, he is a very knowledgeable and compassionate person. In his free time, he is a musician for a local church, enjoys watching movies and maintains a healthy life at the gym.

CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER (PRE-ENROLMENT TEAM)

Muhammad Bilal Ali

Bilal is from Pakistan and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He enjoys meeting new people all from all over the world and loves helping them out with their roadblocks. Bilal is a music enthusiast and has a great interest in anime and comics books. In his free time, he likes to participate in welfare activities. Bilal is an avid fan for the Spanish football team, Real Madrid.

VISA COMPLIANCE TEAM LEADER

Steven C. Ray

Steven is originally from United Kingdom and has spent the last 11 years living in Asia before moving to Australia.  Steven studied politics and sociology in London before becoming a humanities and economics teacher at an international school. After teaching, Steven wanted a new challenge and is now Visa Compliance Team Leader at Ferguson Education and Migration. Steven combines his own visa experiences, along with his background in education and analysis, to ensure his clients applications are as strong as possible before they are lodged. Steven is happy to assist his clients during the final stages of their visa journey and is here to answer their questions about this procedure. In his free time Steven enjoys reading, going on long beach walks, and travelling.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (VISA LODGEMENT TEAM) 

Jai Ferguson

Jai is a passionate Enrolment Officer, with this he is also currently studying Law at Bond University. He loves to help students reach their career and educational dreams by assisting them with coming to Australia or New Zealand. He loves to talk to all his students and is extremely friendly! Additionally, ​he loves food especially desserts.

VISA COMPLIANCE OFFICER (VISA LODGEMENT TEAM) 

Samuel Leclerc

Samuel is currently in his second year studying Law at Bond University. Throughout the years, Samuel has volunteered with many organisations including some related to Immigration. Samuel is aiming to graduate with Honours with a specialisation in Contemporary Legal Issues and a specialisation in International and Comparative Law. Samuel is very active in the community and the student life volunteering his time in couple of clubs and also giving back to the community. Samuel has also received an Intern Scholarship for Think Pacific Fiji as an International Development Intern in which he will be participating during the summer. Samuel has had various exposure with international legislation research assisting with projects for the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre. Samuel likes to stay busy and active. When he is not working, volunteering his time or studying, he enjoys playing ice hockey or football.

EXECUTIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT/VISA COMPLIANCE OFFICER (VISA LODGEMENT TEAM) 

Hannah Hill

Hannah's background is Fijian and Australia. She is currently in her final year of studying law at Bond University. Through her studies she has enjoyed administrative and corporate law and civil procedure. She is extremely passionate about sustainability, human rights and welfare and is dedicated to providing assistance to our clients, and helping students achieve their educational and career goals! Hannah enjoys quiet activities such as reading, writing and supporting local businesses by going to local cafes and produce markets.

VISA COMPLIANCE OFFICER (VISA LODGEMENT TEAM) 

Talia Jedua

Talia is passionate about providing quality service to our clients and seeks to ease the clients’ application journeys in any way she can. While undergoing a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Talia looks forward to continuing to assist clients with the immigration process with a focus and interest in the legal perspectives. When she is not studying and refining her interests in effect government policies and international law, she enjoys going to see live music, spending time outdoors and tending to her many houseplants.