Independent Mediator, Commissioner, Director and Trustee
Professional ExperienceIndependent mediator, arbitrator, director and trustee.
Member of the AMINZ national panel of mediators.
Accredited RMA commissioner with chair endorsement (MfE).
Accredited independent director (IoD).
Registered trustee (NZTA).
Dispute resolution practice and governance for the last 10 years. Hundreds of adjudications, dozens of mediations and numerous consultation and facilitation projects. Member of the AMINZ Panel of Mediators.
Has mediated contractual, employment and organisational disputes involving large sums of money and complex relational issues.
Previously 30 years in the resource and general management
fields. Certified by the Ministry for the Environment as
an Independent Commissioner with chair endorsement. Extensive
experience as an expert witness and in consultation and
2003-current Withy Consulting: independent director and trustee roles; independent mediation and adjudication assignments.
1991-03 Alandale Group: Consultants, Developers, Managers and Planners: founder and director of companies in the Group.
1973-91 Murray North Ltd: Engineers and Planners: director and principal planner.
To 1973 local and central government positions in Australia and New Zealand.
On the board of several companies and trusts and chair of some, operating in the fields of consulting, education, land development and primary industry.
Independent Commissioner holding appointments from various local and regional government bodies.
Adjudication, particularly under the RMA.
- Land related and contractual disputes;
- Environmental matters;
- Governance and management issues;
- Personnel and employment issues;
- Strategic planning matters;
- Organisational restructuring.