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Independent Standards Commission

Independent Standards Commission

In 2007 IMI created a non-statutory group called the Independent Standards Commission (ISC) with the aim of:


  • providing advanced thought leadership
  • establishing high competency standards for mediators
  • reviewing and approving programs to qualify mediators for IMI Certification
  • ensuring continuing quality control of approved programs
  • monitoring and improving the IMI Code of Professional Conduct
  • appointing assessors to review Code of Professional Conduct complaints.

The ISC has established a number of Task Forces and Committees to carry out its work. Already-completed Task Forces have developed standards and criteria for Inter-Cultural Certification and Mediation Advocacy Certification. Current Task Forces and Committees deal with:

  • Mediation Ethics
  • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
  • Mediation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement
  • Appraisal of Qualifying Assessment Programs
  • Mediation of disputes under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

ISC Executive Committee

There are currently 158 members of the ISC from 27 countries on all continents.

Leadership of the ISC is provided by the Chair and Vice - Chairs:

Judith P. Meyer, Co-Chair - Commercial Mediator, Philadelphia

Constantin Adi Gavrilă, Co-Chair - Craiova Mediation Centre, Bucharest

Mark Appel, Appel Dispute Resolution, Malta

Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves, President of Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos, Malaysia

Margaret Halsmith, Resolution Institute, Perth

Jeremy Lack, Commercial Mediator, Geneva

James South, CEDR, London

Ellen Waldman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, USA

ISC Members

Abramson, Prof. Harold (Hal); Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchberg Law Center; Author, Mediation Representation – Advocating as a Problem-Solver (in any country or culture). Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Taskforce and Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Adler, Ph.D, Peter S.; President, The Keystone Center; Author of Eye-of-the-Storm Leadership; trainer in multi-party negotiation and problem-solving; Keystone, Colorado

Alberstein, Michal; SJD Harvard University; LLB, BA, Tel-Aviv University; associate professor at The Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, member of IMI ethics Committee.

Alexander, Prof. Nadja; Editor, Global Trends in Mediation; Author, International & Comparative Mediation (2009); Professor of Conflict Resolution at Shue Yan University, Hong Kong;  Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University, Australia; Honorary Research Fellow at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa  

Amar, Claude; Secretary General, Académie de la Médiation; President, Institut Français de Certification des Mediateurs;  Paris 

Aresty, Jeffrey M.; President, Internet Bar Organisation (IBO) - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @jeffaresty

Aung, Toe Su; General Counsel AIT, British American Tobacco, London; Director and President, the International Trademark Association, New York, NY

Backer, Helena de; Member, Belgian Federal Mediation Commission; Chair, UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention Commission; Vice-Chair Brussels Business Mediation Center;  Founder, DS De Backer & Bastin; Brussels

Beng, Prof. Joel Lee Tye; Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Blades, Suzana M.; Counsel International Arbitrations, Conocophillips, (Houston, Texas, USA) 

Bogacz, Francois; Mediator, business executive, co-founder of Convirgente, Portugal. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @FBogacz

Brand, John; Attorney and ADR specialist at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, South Africa, practicing CEDR accredited commercial and employment mediator, director of Conflict Dynamics cc, director of Tokiso Dispute Resolution (Pty) Ltd., member of the advisory Board of the African Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), co-Chairperson of the African Mediation Association and co-author of "Labour Dispute Resolution" published by JUTAS; Johannesburg. Member of the IMI Ethics Committee. @johnbrand11

Brown, Colin; Legal Officer, Directorate General for  Trade, European Commission (Brssels, BE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Brown, Kevin; President, Mediation International - Spain; QAP Manager. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. Spain.

Buck, Ramona; Commissioner at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington, DC. Public Policy Director of the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), Founding member and former Co-Chair of the Certification Committee at Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, USA

Burr, Andrew; Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Barrister, Atkin Chambers; Past Chairman, European Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; General Editor, Construction Law Journal (Sweet & Maxwell); Assistant Editor, Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts (Informa); London. @Burr4Burr

Carroll, Eileen; Commercial Mediator; Deputy Chief Executive, CEDR; CoAuthor, International Mediation - The Art of Business Diplomacy; London. @EileenC_CEDR

Carter, Jessica; Mediation Specialist - New Zealand. Jessica Carter is a conflict resolution specialist, mediator, coach and trainer. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Chereji, Christian-Radu; Founder of Transylvanian Institute of Mediation, lead trainer and national assessor of mediators, member of the Mediation Council National Consultative Committee, Romania. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Cloke, Kenneth; President, Mediators Beyond Borders; Director, Center for Dispute Resolution; Mediator, trainer and lecturer; Author of many books including: Mediating Dangerously, Conflict Revolution and The Crossroads of Conflict; Santa Monica, California. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @kencloke

Coe Jr., Jack J.; Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, Malibu, FL, USA. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Comvalius, Pascal; Mediator, Erickson Mediation Institute, board member at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), QAP manager, USA. Pascal is Co-Chair of the IMI Appraisal Committee.

Conforti, Franco; Lecturer in Negotiation at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Director of Acuerdo Justo®. Spain. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @franco_conforti

Constain, Silvia; Fellow, Weatherhead School of International Relations, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Cooper, Scott; VP for Policy and Government Relations at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). USA. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Cortés, Pablo; Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leicester - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @pablo_cortes_d

Daly, Conrad; Consultant at the World Bank and Counsel at GRC Counsel LLP. Secretary of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Dendorfer, Prof. Dr. Renate; Director and Founder of the Business Mediation Program at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University; Member of the German Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Committee; Mediator, Mediation Trainer, Arbitrator and Partner of HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Munich

Duell, Kitty; Mediator, Trainer, Coach - The Netherlands. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

D'Urso, Leonardo; Chief Executive, ADR Center; Rome. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @LeonardoDUrso1

Echandi, Roberto; Lead Private Sector Specialist, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practise, IFC World Bank Group (Washington, DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Elisavetsky, Alberto; Founder and Director of Online Dispute Resolution, Latin America. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @elisavetsky

Erwin, Karen; President of The Mediators' Institute of Ireland and Council Member of the Irish Commercial Mediators Association; Founder & Principal, Erwin Mediation Services; Dublin 

Fowlie, Dr. Frank; Ombudsman, WMO (Formerly ICANN) - Canada. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @InternetOmbuds

Franck, Susan D.; Professor of Law, American University, Washington School of Law (Washington DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @susanfranck

Fraser, Veronique; Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke - Canada. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution.

Fry, Jason; Partner and global Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group, Clifford Chance (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Gamm, Ulrike; Mediator, organisational development consultant, trainer; founder and managing director of Konfliktkultur – Kulturkonflikt, Vienna; co- founder of the International Summer School on Business Mediation, Austria

Garby, Thierry; President, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) World Forum of Mediation Centres; Paris

Gibson, Andrew; Founder, Beyond Conflict, Mediator, Trainer. QAP manager, Ireland. IMI Appraisal Committee member.

Gmurzynska, Ewa; Director, Center for American Law Studies at Warsaw University (program of University of Florida); Co-director and lecturer, Center for Amicable Dispute Resolution at Warsaw University Faculty of Law; Vice President, Council for ADR Dispute and Conflict Resoltution at the Polish Ministry of Justice; Mediator; Warsaw.  Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Goh, Aloysius; Managing Director of Peacemakers Consulting, Teacher, NUS Law School, Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre and Primary Dispute Resolution Centre, Singapore. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Golann, Prof. Dwight; Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School. Boston.

Goodman, Andrew; Barrister and Bencher of Inner Temple. Mediation and Mediation Advocacy Trainer, England & Wales Bar, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ABA Rule of Law Program.  Convenor, SCMA - Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. Author of over 40 books including "Mediation Advocacy" 2010.  FCIArb and CEDR Accredited Mediator (1993). London. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee and Mediation Advocacy Task Force. @GoodmanSCMA

Gramatikov, Martin; Head of Measurement & Evaluation, The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of the Law, Bulgaria/NL. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Groot, Gigi de; Founding member, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden;  Stockholm. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Gutierrez, Rafael Guillermo Bernal; Director, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Centre

Güner, Deniz Kite; President of Global Mediators Network, mediator, professional speaker, author, coach, poet and trainer. Member of IMI ISC Appraisal Committee. @denizkite

Hamdi, Olfa; Founder, Advanced Work Packaging Institute (San Francisco, CA, USA). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @OlfaHaamdi

Henry, Sophie; General Manager, CMAP - Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage; Paris

Herberholz, Angela ; Champion and Founder of Young Mediators Initiative (YMI), Mediator. Paris, France. @A_Herberholz

Herpen, Ruud van; L.L.M.Chair, NMv - The Dutch Mediators Association; IMI Certified Mediator; Director and owner of MRkwadraat B.V. , Conflict Management; Tilburg area, The Netherlands. @ruudvanherpen

Holland,Jo; Director, Small Claims Mediation - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Honeyman, Christopher; Mediator; Co-Editor of The Negotiator's Fieldbook; Managing Partner, Convenor Conflict Management; Madison, WI & Washington, DC.

Illigen, Patric; Lecturer, supervisor, President of Euro-ODR LTD, director of the German Mediation Academy. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  Essen, Germany. @accanislimited

Joubin-Bret, Anna; Partner, Foley Hoag, with a practice focus representing Sovereign States in international investment arbitrations.  Former Senior Legal Adviser in the Investment & Enterprise Division at UNCTAD advising Governments on international investment policies and management of investor-State disputes.  Former co-Chair of the IBA State Mediation Sub-Committee that prepared the 2012 IBA Rules for Investor-State Mediation;  Paris. Immediate Past Chair of IMI Investor State Mediation Task Force. @ajb_anna

Kalowski, Joanna; International Mediator and Trainer;  Former Chair of LEADR;  Sydney. @jokalowski

Katsh, Ethan; Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution - US. Member of the IMI ISC ODR Task Force.

Khalifa, Fatma; Counsellor, Foreign Disputes Department, Egyptian State Lawsuit Authority. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. Cairo, Egypt. 

Khouri, Nina; Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @NinaKhouri

Kinnear, Meg; Secretary General, ICSID World Bank Group (Washington DC, USA) 

Kollonhof-Bruning, May-Britt; Co-Founder/Director, Juripax - NL. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  

Koltsaki, Elena; Lawyer-mediator based in Thessaloniki. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee.@elenakoltsaki

Kresal, Katarina; Founder, ECDR - Slovenia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Lee , Prof. Illhyung; Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri, USA

Legume, Barton; Partner, Dentons, and head of the firm's investment treaty arbitration practice with a focus representing companies in international investment arbitrations.  Former Chief of the NAFTA Arbitration Division at the US State Department.  Chair of the ABA Section of International Law.  Former co-Chair of the IBA State Mediation Sub-Committee that prepared the 2012 IBA Rules for Investor-State Mediation;  Paris. Member of IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Lichtenstein, Michael (Micky); Mediator and Neuropsychologist, Chief Consultant and Supervisor, Court Administration ADR program, Former Director of training and professional development, National Center of Conflict Resolution, Ministry of Justice, Israel. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee.

Limbury, Alan; International Mediator. Managing Director, Strategic Resolution, Sydney. Chair (2008 to 2010) of the Practice and Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the Institute's Board of Management; Adjunct Professor (2009-2010) lecturing in Mediation of Commercial Disputes (postgraduate) University of Sydney; Chair of the Complaints Panel of the Australian Self-Medication Industry; former Chair of LEADR and of the Law Council of Australia's Dispute Resolution Committee.

Lind, Michael; Chairman of LawStrategy, former managing director of ADR Group; leader of the innovative projects with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales, former President of the Bristol Law Society; UK. Member of the IMI ODR Task Force.

Lloreda, Alicia; Member of the Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) and Chair of INTA's ADR Committee;  Partner, José Lloreda Camacho; Bogota

Loebl, Zbynek; CEO, Youstice – Czech Republic/Slovakia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Macduff, Ian; Practice Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Dispute Resolution, School of Law, Singapore Management University. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Magnusson, Annette; Secretary General, Arbitration Institute the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (Stockholm, SE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Mangklatanakul, Vilawan; Director, Treaty Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (Bangkok, TH)Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Marsh, William; Founder Member, Independent Mediators;  Director, Conflict Management International;  Former Executive Director, CEDR; London

Martorello, Beatriz; Mediator registered in Argentina;  Chair of the Procedural and Civil Law Commission and Chair & Founder of the Mediation, Negotiation and Conciliation Center, Inter-American Bar Association (IABA);  Chief Attorney, Beatriz Martorello Law Firm;  Buenos Aires

Masaglia, Antonia; Mediator - Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, Author, Italy. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Mason, Paul E.; International Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

McCormick, Khory; Partner, Minter Ellison, Arbitrator, Court Accredited Mediator, CIArb Fellow, Adjunct Professor at Griffiths University, Australia. Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

McCutcheon, David; Executive Board Member and Past President, ADR Institute of Canada Inc;  Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; Toronto

McIlwrath, Michael; Global Chief Litigation Counsel, Oil and Gas division, General Electric.  IMI Board member. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. Florence, Italy. @IntlDispute

Melamed, Jim; Co-Founder/Director, Mediate.com - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Menkel-Meadow, Prof. Carrie; Professor of Dispute Resolution & Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center; Washington DC.

Mills, Karen; Karim Syah Law Firm (Jakarta, ID) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Mirimanoff, Hon. Judge Jean A.; Sectretary-General, Swiss Section, European Grouping of Judges for Mediation (GEMME); Geneva

Mironi (Mordehai), Prof. Moti; Professor of Law, Haifa University - Israel. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution 

Mohammed, Sim Khadijah; Rajah & Tann LLP, Associate Mediator (SMC) and mediation trainer, Panel of Associate Mediators of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore. Member of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Monberg, Tina; Author, Handbook of Human Conflict Technology; Director, mediationcenter a/s; Copenhagen. @TinaMonberg

Morek, Rafal; Adjunct Professor, University of Warsaw - Poland. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Müller, F. Peter; Former President, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA);  President of the Mediation Association of German Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys;  Member of the Council of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); former Member of the Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) and former Chair of INTA's ADR Committee; Partner, Müller Schupfner & Partner; Munich

 

Nelson, Robert M.; Mediator & Arbitrator; Founder, NelsonADR; Author, Nelson on ADR; Ottawa

Nešić, Miryana; The sudden death was announced in Australia on April 17, 2011 of Miryana Nešić, a leading international mediation educator, trainer, skills assessor, author, thinker and practitioner.

Neto, Adolfo Braga; Vice-Chair, National Council of Mediation and Arbitration Institutes of Brasil (CONIMA); Chairman of the Board, Brasilian Institute of Mediation & Arbitration (IMAB); member of the Steering Committee, World Mediation Forum; Mediator and Trainer; São Paul

Neto , Henrique Gomm; Lecturer, Business Law, Parana Federal University, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Niembro, Rafael Lobo; Mexico Chair, Mediation Sub-Committee, US-Mexico Bar Association; Founding President, Mediation Association of Nuevo León; Vice President, Mexican ADR Association; Co-Director for Mexico of the USAID-ABA Project "Mediation in Mexico"; Mediator for The World Bank on Mexico and the Caribbean; Partner, DeForest Law Firm and Alinea Mediation Center and Conflict Resolution, Monterrey; Mexico

Nitschke, Frauke; Senior Counsel, ICSID World Bank Group (Washington DC, USA) Member of the IMI ISC Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Nobrega, Virginie Martins de; Lawyer, Mediator, Facilitator Practitioner, International Consultant, France. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

 

Obadia, Eloise; Partner, Derains & Gharavi International (Washington, DC, USA). Member of the IMI ISC Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Oddy, Alexander; Partner,  dispute resolution, and Head of ADR,  Herbert Smith LLP;  London. Member of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Ojelabi, Dr. Lola Akin; Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University, Australia; a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS) .  Member of the IMI Ethics Committee. @OOAkinOjelabi

Ononogbu, Ijeoma; Arbitrator and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, with expertise in International Dispute Resolution. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @ijeomaononogbu

Ostrove, Michael; Partner & Global Chair of the International Arbitration Group, DLA Piper (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @Ostrove

Paisley, Kathleen; Partner, AMBOS NBGO - Brussels. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. 

Palo, Giuseppe de; International Professor of ADR Law and Practice, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul;  Chairman of Board, ADR Center; Rome 

Papadogeorgaki, Nana; Lawyer, Mediator and Accredited Trainer of Mediators, based in Athens. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Paull, Ross; CEO, Guided Resolution, Australia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Pel, Machteld; Director, Court-Annexed Mediation Agency for the Netherlands Judiciary; Mediator and Mediation skills trainer;  The Netherlands

Philippe, Mirèze; Special Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @mirezephilippe1 

Powell, Carol; LEADR Australia and LEADR New Zealand Board member; member, LEADR Accreditation Committee; mediator and trainer; Editor, ADR section New Zealand Law Journal; Auckland. @carolpowell22

Rabinovich-Einy, Orna; Associate Professor, University of Haifa - Israel. Member of IMI ODR Task Force

Rainey, Daniel; U.S. National Mediation Board, Professor, Southern Methodist and Creighton University. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Raouf, Mohamed Abdel; Director, Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – (Cairo, EG) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Ray, Philip; Consultant, Erlangen, Germany 

Reijerkerk, Linda; President, European Mediation Network Initiative - EMNI; Managing Director, Element Mediation and Consulting; Leiden, The Netherlands. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @L_Reijerkerk

Richbell, David; Commercial mediator and trainer; Author of Mediation of Construction Disputes; former Director of Training of CEDR and founder member of MATA; London. @DRichbell_MATA

Rogers, Vikki; Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL) at Pace Law School. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  @VikkiMRogers

Romero, Eduardo Silva; Partner & Co-Chair of International Arbitration global practise, Dechert (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Ross, Graham; Modria - UK/US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Schonewille, Manon; Author, Toolkit Series;  Executive Director, ACB Group;  Director of the ADR Centre for Business Foundation; The Hague. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee. 

Scouller, Bill; Director, Cloudtec - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Sebah, Yasmin; Law Lecturer, Bahrain Polytechnic. IMI of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Serpa, Nazareth; Specialist in educational aspects of mediation and ADR, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Shamlikashvili, Dr. Tsisana; President, Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law; CEO, United Mediation Services of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; editor-in-chief, “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation”; CEDR Accredited Mediator; Moscow

Sharp, Geoff; Commercial Mediator and Barrister; former Chair of the New Zealand Law Society ADR Committee;  Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Mediators; Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators; Wellington. @geoffsharp63

Sharpe, Jeremy; Former Chief of Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Shivkumar, Aditya; Advocate, Co-Founder, Mediateitonline - India. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Sourdin, Prof. Tania; Professor of Conflict Resolution, University of Queensland; Sydney. @TaniaSourdin

Stevens, Margrete; Consultant, International Arbitration Practise Group, King and Spalding (Washington, DC, USA). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Stipanowich, Thomas; Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law - US. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution.

Stitt, Allan J.; President of ADR Chambers and the Stitt Feld Handy Group. Mediator, arbitrator, negotiation consultant, international trainer and ADR systems design specialist; Toronto. @Allan_Stitt

Sturrock QC, John; Chief Executive, Core Solutions Group Ltd, Edinburgh;  Visiting Professor of Advocacy Skills & Conflict Resolution, University of Strathclyde. @jgsturrock

Sussman, Edna; Independent Arbitrator and Mediator - US. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. @ednasussman

Tilman, Vincent; Senior Advisor, Eurochambres - Belgium. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Triantafyllou, Dimitra K.; IMI Advocacy Taskforce, international mediator, ADR neutral and deal facilitator, trainer, practising Lawyer, JAMS Foundation Weinstein International Fellow 2011, Greece. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee and Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Tümpel, Hannah F.; Senior Counsel and Manager, International Centre for ADR, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force and IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Upchurch, John; Mediator;  President, Upchurch Watson White & Max; Daytona Beach, FL

Verghese, Karinya; Associate Regional Director of Dispute Resolution, FINRA. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. 

Vilalta, Esther Aura; Professor, Universitat Oberto de Catalunya - Spain. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @auravilalta

Wahab, Mohamed S. Abdel; Professor, Cairo University - Egypt. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Walker, Mary; Barrister;  Mediator;  Chair, Law Council of Australia ADR Committee,  Sydney. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Walker, James; Founder, Resolver - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Wallis, Diana; President, European Law Institute - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. Former IMI Board member. @dianapwallis

Walter, André von; Legal Officer, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission (Brussels, BE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Welsh, Prof. Nancy A. ; Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Wheeler , Prof. Michael A. ; MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Whitney, R. Bruce; Chief Litigation Counsel (Ret.), Air Products & Chemicals Inc.; Member, Executive Committee of Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, Chief Litigation Counsel Association, and International Association of Defence Counsel;  Philadelphia, PA

Wing, Leah; Director, Legal Studies Program, University of Massachusetts - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Xavier, Anil; President, Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation; Kerala. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @advanilxavier

Zalar, Ales; Founder, ECDR - Slovenia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @AlesZalar

Zariski, Prof. Archie; Associate Professor of Legal Studies,
 Athabasca University, Canada. @azariski

IMI Executive Team

The Board has a four-year rotation policy. There are also Board policies on Conflicts of Interest, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Gifts & Hospitality.

Serving the Board of Directors are the two key full time members of staff:

The Executive Director Irena Vanenkova and the Operations Manager, Emma Ewart.