Robert Shaw

Present Position

Business Facilitator & Mediator - Waikato, Taranaki, elsewhere

Personal Summary

Dr Robert Shaw works throughout New Zealand to help employees, managers and directors.

He does not charge for travel within the North Island.

Robert is an experienced business facilitator & dispute resolution practiioner.

He has worked in private and pubic sectors as a manager and on governance boards.

For 18 years he was an elected city and regional counsellor.

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Support for employees, managers & directors

Business issues


Local government & RMA disputes

Employment disputes

Family conflict

Family Dispute Resolution

Robert has worked at:

  • Family Works Taranaki (Presbyterian Support Central)

  • Victorial University of Wellington
  • Claremont Teachers College
  • The University of Southern Queensland
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Guangdong University
  • Porirua City Council (elected member)
  • Wellington Regional Council (elected member)
  • Ecological Research Associates of New Zealand
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Health
  • State Services Commission
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Robert's current appointments include:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Institute of Educational and Develomental Psychology (executive member)
  • Society of Counselling Psychology
  • New Zealand Psychological Society
  • The Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board
  • Statutory Provider (governance support) for schools (Ministry of Education)

Dr Shaw has over 100 publications.

Qualifications: JP BA BSc MPhil(Hons) MPubPol(Vict.) PhD (Auck.) DipTcgh MRSNZ MNZPsS MIEDP AAMINZ

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