Our People
Our People

Jack Hoysted, CEOJack Hoysted is an Australian lawyer with twenty-five years’ experience in administrative law, refugee law, industrial relations, personal injury and litigation.
Jack Hoysted is an Australian lawyer with twenty-five years’ experience in administrative law, refugee law, industrial relations, personal injury and litigation. In private practice, he has worked for two leading Australian law firms, acting for both individual clients and corporations.

He was also a Member of the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal for ten years, and has written on refugee and immigration issues for various publications. Complementary to his legal career, Jack has also consulted to various public and private sector organisations on strategic, policy and government and public relations matters.

Jack now resides in Hong Kong and from here he manages the Stirling Henry Asia operations. Jack is a keen traveller and enjoys a variety of sports.

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Simon De Vere, Director of Migration ServicesSimon De Vere is one of Australia's most experienced immigration policy and client service managers with over 25 years’ experience in advising and supporting Australian immigration clients and stakeholders.

Simon De Vere, Director of Migration ServicesSimon De Vere is one of Australia’s most experienced immigration policy and client service managers with over 25 years’ experience in advising and supporting Australian immigration clients and stakeholders as a senior officer of the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in Australia and overseas.

Simon’s career has focussed on immigration client service, risk management, law and regulatory reform and the provision of personalised immigration solutions to individuals, families and businesses in Australia and overseas.

After working for the Australian foreign service and the Australian House of Representatives, Simon served with the Australian Immigration Department until late 2013. As well as Canberra and Melbourne, Simon served as an Australian immigration officer in Turkey, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, South Africa, Thailand. As a regional manager, Simon has lead Australian Immigration teams across Africa and North Asia.

Simon is an alumni of the US State Department’s International Visitor Program and a graduate of the Oxford University Summer School on Forced Migration. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law (both from the Australian National University). He is an Australian Registered Migration Agent and a Member of the Migration Institute of Australia.

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Elise ValeElise Vale is a graduate of ANU Law School with a post graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours...

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Chinese Studies, Elise Vale studied at Beijing Language Institute and University of Jinan and worked for some of Taiwan’s largest computer manufacturers. On her return to Australia, Elise had a successful career in IT recruitment and public relations.

Elise works in Stirling Henry’s client account team, preparing applications for lodgement and assisting our clients with visa enquiries.

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Lisa Williams Lisa Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Business and Communications. Originally from the UK, Lisa has spent the past 12 years working in the Australian marketing and communications landscape...

More often Lisa is the first point of contact for all new Stirling Henry corporate clients. Her role within the firm encompasses strategy development, client relationship management and external communications.