Geoff is a commercial mediator, based in New Zealand, working primarily in New Zealand but also throughout the Asia Pacific region and more recently in the Middle East.
Geoff is a barrister admitted in New Zealand and Australia. He graduated in law from Victoria University and has a Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) from Massey University. Geoff is an accredited mediator in Australia under the Australian National Mediator Standards and in New Zealand he is a member of the advanced mediation panels of both LEADR and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.
In early 2013 Geoff was invited to be a Door Tenant of Temple’s Brick Court Chambers
in London. While remaining very much in New Zealand, Geoff will use Brick Court as a base for offshore work and is delighted to be associated with some of Europe’s busiest and most recognised mediators.
In late 2012 Geoff was voted New Zealand Mediator of the Year at the NZ Law Awards
and is the 3rd Australasian mediator to be honoured as a LEADR Fellow
and was the 1st to be elected to the International Academy of Mediators
Acknowledged as one of the pioneers of New Zealand mediation, Geoff was invited to join the visiting faculty of California’s Pepperdine University Law School in 2008 as part of its Annual Summer Professional Skills Programme for Mediators and is a faculty judge and mediator at the annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
Geoff is included in a list of 188 commercial mediators from across the globe in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2011/2012
– an invitation only publication focused on ‘those who act as mediators in commercial proceedings across a range of different industries and should be considered the leading experts in their jurisdictions’.