The governance of Resolution Institute aims always to serve the best interests of members.
Resolution Institute is governed by a Board comprising members who commit energy, skill and time to guide the organisation and oversee its operations. Elected biennally, the Board is drawn from the membership across Australia and New Zealand.
- provides effective governance to ensure sound financial, management and resource allocation
- leads strategy guiding operational decision making and implementation
- makes certain that the objects in our Constitution are achieved in ways which suit contemporary circumstances
The Board's current strategic plan, developed for the period 2017 - 2020, identifies the key focus areas of influence and profile, leadership, engagement and enablement.
Our constitution provides the framework for sound governance and articulates the purposes of the organisation to:
- Promote and foster the use of dispute resolution and the work of our members.
- Develop and support high standards of professional practice through training, accreditation and research
- Contribute to the growth of dispute resolution through consultation and advocacy
We are an Australian public company limited by guarantee (ABN: 69008651232, ACN: 008 651 232) operating under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and our constitution. We are also a registered business in New Zealand (NZBN: 9429040992846). We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities ad Not-for Profits Commission, are endorsed to access tax concessions (GST concession, FBT rebate and income tax exemption) and are not entitled to receive tax deductible gifts.
Our members adhere to our Code of Ethics in their professional practice as dispute resolvers.
Our Annual Reports offer a comprehensive review of the activities of Resolution Institute for the previous year including the reports presented at the Annual General Meeting, key financial data, membership and training information and reports from our committees in Australia and New Zealand.
Details of the accounts including financial statements and Directors' and Auditors' reports can be found in the financial report for the year ending 30 June.
Full minutes of the Annual General Meeting.
*2018 available to members once approved at the 2019 Annual General Meeting
Resolution Institute was formed on 1 January 2015 when LEADR and The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) merged. To ensure jurisdictional consistency where IAMA dispute resolvers are to be nominated within contractual dispute resolution clauses, following the merger IAMA remained as an active pubic company (ABN 80 008 520 045). Resolution Institute has been appointed by the Board of IAMA to administer its operations. The positions of state and national IAMA Presidents have been appointed to the Chair of Resolution Institute.