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Areas of expertise
Commercial Specialist (including Mediation, Negotiation, Facilitation and Arbitration). I am an effective negotiator for high value/complex contractual arrangements. I have successfully resolved/de-escalated disputes to avoid formal dispute resolution whilst preserving relationships.
Extensive experience of charity/social enterprise, construction, media and technology, health and central government including board facilitation and roles have included finance, risk management and governance.
ADR Group (2016) Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediation.
Called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn 2010.
Chartered institute of Arbitrators – Accelerated Route to membership.
RSA Fellow and IOD member.
My qualifications in law, finance and business have given me the ability to lead and understand complex contractual arrangements. I have developed effective negotiation skills which allow me to identify and de-escalate risks. My experience and qualifications in dispute resolution and mediation ensure I am able to help all parties to understand how to work together to great effect.
16 years’ experience in financial and commercial roles (including The Children’s Society, St Ives Group PLC,BMW, HEPA, David Wilson Home, Chartered Accountants, Morson International, Carillion) in different sectors including the not for profit, central government, and private sector including senior management and board roles. My qualifications in law (LLB, BVC), finance and business have given me the ability to understand complex contractual arrangements.
I am at Trustee at The Advocacy Project and committee member at the British Red Cross. My previous roles include Head of Commercial at the Children’s Society. I am currently Group Contract Manager at St Ives Group an International Media Group with various international subsidiaries…
I am also the CCO at a small social action consultancy and Pupil at the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.
My mediation style is of a facilitative approach to allow the parties to work towards the best outcome for their issue whilst assisting them navigate complex and difficult matters. I am able to unpick complex facts and relay information in an accessible manner.