During their period of appointment, ambassadors present to chapters and other local groups of members about their insights on dispute resolution and will represent DR to the community and to government as opportunities arise. They will also assist with identifying ways in which Resolution Institute might promote its goals for the benefit of its members and the community.
In 2016, the Board has appointed Ian Govey AM and Annabel Shaw as Resolution Institute Ambassadors for two years.
Ian Govey AM
Ian Govey has recently retired as the Australian Government Solicitor following some years as CEO, AGS. Prior to taking that role in 2010, Ian was the Deputy Secretary, Civil Justice and legal Services in the Attorney-General’s Department for 10 years. In 2015 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his leadership in the provision of government legal services and for significant service to public administration and to the Law.
Ian is currently a board member of the Australasian Legal Information Institute and a director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He has also contributed significantly to the work of the National ADR Advisory Council (NADRAC) in Australia.
Annabel Shaw is a private mediator and adjunct lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law, with over a decade’s experience in both DR theory and practice. Annabel has practised across a wide range of processes as a provider and lawyer, including mediation, restorative justice, conciliation, arbitration and litigation. She has researched and taught a broad range of DR topics including DR theory and skills, conflict management, and mediation advocacy. She has also held roles in DR policy, management and governance.