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New Chief Executive Officer appointed

On behalf of the Board I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Amber Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Amber will commence this role on 18 November 2019 succeeding the organisation’s long-standing Chief Executive, Ms Fiona Hollier. 

I would again, like to acknowledge and thank Fiona for her leadership and enormous contribution over the past 13 years to LEADR, IAMA and Resolution Institute. The appointment of Amber follows an extensive executive search across Australia and New Zealand and a rigorous interview process.

Amber is an experienced executive with a diverse background in both the private and public sectors across a number of industries. Most recently she was the Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, leading the implementation of that Agency. Prior to that Amber was Chief Human Resources Officer for the New South Wales Department of Justice. Her responsibilities included the operational delivery of business projects and workplace reforms across a number of government agencies including NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Trustee and Guardian and Legal Aid, and providing high level advice and support to the Department Secretary and Ministers.

Amber completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Macquarie University and followed this with a Masters degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Sydney. Amber lives in Sydney with her partner and two children (11 and 18 months), is a keen reader and enjoys soccer and horseriding.

The Board is confident that Amber’s professional experience and expertise will promote the future success of Resolution Institute. In particular, the Board is impressed with Amber’s leadership skills in fostering teamwork, designing strategy, overseeing sound governance and implementing operational excellence. The Board considers that these skills will enable Amber to engage effectively with members, to grow member services and expand the profile of Resolution Institute and dispute resolution within the community.

I know that you will join the Board in congratulating Amber on her appointment, in welcoming her to our community of dispute resolution professionals and wishing her success and fulfilment in the role.

Gary Ulman
Chair