David Bryson
BA(hons)(Flinders), DipSocAnth, M.Litt(Oxon), GradDipBus(RMIT)

2014 LEADR Award for Significant Contribution to Dispute Resolution in Australia.

David Bryson

David’s appointments have included –

  • Assistant Commissioner with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Circuit Breaker Facilitator with the Australian Energy Market Operator (NEMMCO)
  • Principal Examiner, Law Institute of Victoria’s Mediation Specialisation program
  • External Consultant to the Melbourne University’s Residential Colleges
  • Conciliation Officer, Professional Development, Victorian Accident Compensation Conciliation Service
  • Mediation Panel Native Title, Federal Court of Australia
  • Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s Mediator Panel
  • Specialist Mediation Panel, Australian Small Business Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  • Project Manager Neighbourhood Mediation Centres, Victoria

David has participated in committees, working parties and conferences that have led to significant ADR initiatives in Australia. From 1996-2000 David was a member of the Federal Attorney-General’s National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC), where he convened the Council’s committee that produced a seminal report on ADR standards in Australia. He has written widely on conciliation practice and theory.

David is a Senior Consultant with Resolve Advisors (Aust) where he provides training and capacity building for Aboriginal Traditional Owners in the Right People for Country Project. He has taught Negotiation in the Masters of Law program, Université Catholique de Lyon, France, and Facilitation in the Law School, UTS.


M. 0409 636626 
E. dbrysonaus@gmail.com


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