Learning & events

Webinar recording | Talking Strategy

with Russell Thirgood and Amber Williams

Wednesday 3 June 2020 | Online

Talking Strategy

Amber Williams (CEO) and Russell Thirgood (Chair) talks over the strategic plan for Resolution Institute through until 2022. Unpacking each of the five objectives below, they will discuss what is needed and how we plan to go about it.

  • Member engagement and value

  • Technology and operational excellence

  • Influence, advocacy and branding

  • Best in class training and accreditation

  • Financial sustainability

In our current environment, characterised by risk and uncertainty as well as significant opportunity, it is important that Resolution Institute adapts to meet the challenges that we are currently presented with, Russell and Amber are both excited for the future!

This webinar is an ‘interview style’ and will not only give members the opportunity to hear from Russell and Amber about their shared vision for the future of Resolution Institute, members can also ask questions about the strategic plan, the 5 key strategic objectives and how the plan was developed.

The link to the recording of this webinar will remain active for at least 3 months from the date of purchase. We continue to consult with the given presenter as to whether extended availability is possible. We are therefore not able to guarantee access beyond 3 months.

About the speakers

Russell Thirgood (Chair)

Russell is a partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers.

Since 1998, Russell has represented clients in major and complex dispute resolution. In particular he acts for clients in the arbitration, adjudication and litigation of complex construction and infrastructure disputes.

He is on the panel of arbitrators for both international and domestic arbitral institutes and has chaired the Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF).

Russell is listed in Best Lawyers in three categories: International Arbitration; Construction Law; and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is recommended in Doyles Guide for Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers and in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Amber Williams (CEO)

Amber is an experienced executive with a diverse background in both the private and public sectors across a number of industries. Amber was appointed as CEO of Resolution Institute in November 2019. Prior to her appointment she was the Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales Law Enforcement Conduct Commission having led the development and implementation of that Agency. Prior to that Amber was Chief Human Resources Officer for the New South Wales Department of Justice. Where her responsibilities included the operational delivery of significant business projects, government reforms and workplace changes across the Justice Cluster of Agencies and providing high level advice and support to the Department Secretary and Ministers.

Before joining the NSW Government, Amber held a number of roles in the private sector across the health and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.

Amber holds a Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Macquarie University. She is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Amber’s role as CEO is to work with the Board in setting and delivering the strategic direction of Resolution Institute to ensure the future success of the organisation, and to work in the interests of members to grow services and expand the profile of Resolution Institute and dispute resolution within the community.