Meet Our Team

We have a very dedicated and experienced team at TEP to help you. Here is a brief introduction to the people you will deal with in the TEP office.


Brenda McDonough - Managing Director

In 1990 Brenda migrated to Australia after a successful career managing a department of a large building and kitchen supply company in the UK. She also worked with horses as a stallion groom and riding school manager in the UK and Ireland respectively. On arriving in Australia Brenda worked for Ikea and other well know companies also won a NSW State award in kitchen design.

Brenda’s qualifications include:
  • Australian Immigration Law and Practice
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment Systems
  • Diploma of Racing - Thoroughbred Trainer
  • Diploma from the British Builders Merchants Federation
  • Australian & British Horse Riding coach

Professional development conducted by Brenda

  • Invited speaker by NSW Government to address business leaders and dignitaries on international business opportunities
  • Presentation paper to the Australian Bureau of statistics on ANZSCO industry employment codes
  • Presentation on leadership & mentoring both in Australia & Internationally
  • Establishment of mentoring groups teaching leadership techniques to mentors
  • Lecturing at colleges and Universities around the world, including UK, Ireland, Turkey, Ukraine & Russia
  • Project manager – Equine Industry and & Thoroughbred Industry research projects
  • Invited speaker at RIRDC Workshop & Equitana Melbourne

Brenda has been a practicing migration agent since 2002 (MARN: 0213896) meaning she is able to give advice to people wishing to extend their stay in Australia or migrate permanently. She has managed, directed and been the chairman of several companies and industry organizations.

Brenda travels extensively around Australia and the world interviewing and assessing applicants to come to Australia, as well as meeting with our international partners. She regularly travels in bizarre countries establishing new partnerships.

Anne Millichamp - General Manager 

Anne, her husband and two children moved to Australia in February 1998 from Nelson, New Zealand. Anne grow-up on a sheep and crop farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.  

She has over 29 years of Accounts and Administration experience.  In 2010 she completed a Certificate IV in Frontline Management and has a Cert III in Administration.  Anne has a high attention to detail with a can do attitude and a love for people.   

Anne volunteers at Church and enjoys renovating her house, cross-stitching and family time.  In the future Anne would love to travel overseas to Canada, Europe and South Africa.  

17 Aug 2010
TEP (formerly Stablemate) closes its recruitment section and expands the migration section
Our company has operated a recruitment agency for 20 years, commencing business in July 1990. However, since Equine Influenza and the Economic Downturn the recruitment section has declined, so the final decision has been made to shut the recruitment agency.
17 Aug 2010
New salary requirement for 457
From July 1, 2010 the TSMIT (Temporary Sponsored Migration Income Threshold) has been increased from $45,220 to $47,480. The five percent increase is based on the annual seasonally adjusted wage change for all Australians.
17 Aug 2010
New ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) minimum salary
The minimum salary for applications under ENS has increased from $45,220 to $47,480.
17 Aug 2010
Monitoring and compliance of 457 sponsors
Employers are being monitored much more closely than ever before. Employers continue to receive site visits and phone calls from DIAC officers, sometimes without warning.
17 Aug 2010
Update on visa processing times
457 – Turnaround continues to be inconsistent, however complete sponsorship applications, particularly in Sydney and Parramatta, are being turned around in approximately 4 weeks.