ProfileI 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.
• 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
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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