21 December 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Dispute resolution stalwarts awarded highest honour

Monday 21 December 2020

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Michael Klug AM, Professor Doug Jones AO, David Hurley, Rowena McNally, Michael Mills, and Gary Ulman have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of Resolution Institute in recognition and appreciation of their outstanding service to the organisation.


David Hurley Prof. Doug Jones AO
  The Hon. Michael Kirby
Michael Klug AM
  Rowena McNally Michael Mills Gary Ulman  

Resolution Institute’s highest award was bestowed on this worthy list of dispute resolution stalwarts by its Board for having significantly gone above and beyond in their commitment to the organisation and its members.

Apart from their distinguished service to Resolution Institute, the Honorary Life Members, all renowned and leading practitioners in their fields, were also recognised for their contribution to dispute resolution in general.

In conferring the Awards, Russell Thirgood, Chair, Resolution Institute, said: “I have had the honour of presenting these awards on behalf of the board to these distinguished members of Resolution Institute.  All have made the field of dispute resolution richer, not only by their individual achievements, but also by the sheer importance of their contributions to dispute resolution in general and Resolution Institute in particular. Their work is inspiring and has had a profound and positive impact upon our organisation and the communities and parties that we serve. On behalf of Resolution Institute, I thank them and extend our sincere congratulations on this well-deserved accolade.” 

Resolution Institute CEO, Amber Williams, said: “We are privileged to have members who have contributed to the dispute resolution community in such great measure. Resolution Institute is stronger because of their notable contributions. I thank them for their contribution and look forward to their continued support.”

About Resolution Institute

Resolution Institute is the largest dispute resolution membership organisation across Australia and New Zealand, with over 3000 mediators, arbitrators, adjudicators, conciliators, restorative justice practitioners, and other dispute resolution professionals as its members. It supports its members through providing educational tools, networking opportunities and access to robust accreditation and grading systems. 

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Amanda Dollman
Marketing Manager, Resolution Institute (Australia)
Phone: +61 2 9251 3366