Profile

I am an high-profile legal professional and NED with extensive UK and international experience encompassing numerous challenging scenarios; particularly in the area of dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, dispute boards, and mediations both as Counsel and as dispute resolver. I have a reputation as an exceptional communicator, the gravitas to effectively represent any organisation at the very highest level and the proven ability to influence senior stakeholders to achieve the optimum solution.

Career highlights;

• Played a key role in the profitable development of RIBA Enterprises; reviewing the strategy and goals of the business including organic and acquisitive growth opportunities and drove a major rebranding of the company. Provided critical support and guidance to the CEO and the Executive Board; facilitating the first accurate understanding of the business portfolio and a re-focus on the highest margin prospects. Transformed the quality of due diligence procedures including NDA’s and instigated key amendments to business critical client contracts.

• Acted as Arbitrator in more than 188 disputes (over 50% international) with values up to $530m; these included main contract, sub-contract and professional services disputes.

• Acted as an Adjudicator in more than 20 disputes (12 international) as member of a Dispute Adjudication Board. Involved as Mediator in over 20 international engineering disputes of which all were settled through the process.

• Member FIDIC President’s List of Dispute Adjudicators; Member of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, a TECBAR Adjudicator; arbitrator; dispute board member, Member ICC Working Group preparing Draft Consortium Agreements

Specialities
Dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, dispute boards, and mediations; Executive Board support as NED including representation to key stakeholders and oversight on GRC matters and overall strategy.

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