The Resolution Institute Ambassador is an honorary role established for two purposes: to promote the increased use of dispute resolution and to foster awareness about Resolution Institute as the leading dispute resolution membership and advocacy organisation in Australia and New Zealand.
Resolution Institute consults with Ambassadors about appropriate ways for them personally to achieve these purposes. Examples include presenting in person to local groups of members, being a plenary speaker at a conference, presenting webinars and/or adding the title of Resolution Institute Ambassador to their profiles when participating in domestic and international DR forums. Resolution Institute is also open to other ways of contributing that suit the skills and interests of Ambassadors.
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.