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Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator
Building Disputes Tribunal
New Zealand International Arbitration Centre
John is a professional arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. He has been appointed in more than 1,200 building, construction and infrastructure disputes over the past 28 years relating to residential, commercial and industrial construction projects, power stations, gas fields, manufacturing and processing plants, stadiums, hotels, land subdivisions, roading, railways, wharves, marinas, drainage, water and wastewater treatment plants, recycling plants, mining, services, and utilities, involving domestic and internationally based parties, complex technical and legal matters, and sums in dispute exceeding $100M. He is the founder and Director of the Building Disputes Tribunal and acted as an adjudicator for the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service between 2003 and 2012. He has recently been appointed as a member of two PPP Disputes Panels. John is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a Fellow Arb/Med of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc., a Fellow of the Dispute Board Federation, a Fellow (Master) Association of Forensic & Advanced Valuation Executives, and a Resolution Institute Professional Panel Member. He is a past President of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc., a Past President of the Master Builders Association (Auckland) Inc. and a founding Council Member and Honorary Life Member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand Inc. for his contribution to the practice of construction law.