Executive Members

Dr Katherine Johnson

President | Assistant Secretary | Fellow
Governance Sub-Committee

Sam Bektas

Board Member 

Wendy Buchanan

Secretary | Membership Officer

Helen Miedzinski

Vice President | Governance Sub-Committee

Margaret McCue

Treasurer | Governance Sub-Committee

Andrew Wong

Assistant Treasurer

Dennis Nolan

Accreditation Officer | Membership Officer

Cheryl Bryan

Accreditation Officer | Membership Officer

Board Member

ADRA's Board

The ADRA Board works with ADRA Members to ensure that ADRA undertakes activities that respond to the needs of Members. The ADRA Board is elected annually, and all ADRA Members have an opportunity to seek to represent other Members on the ADRA Board.

  • President | Assistant Secretary: Dr Katherine Johnson
  • Vice President: Ms Helen Miedzinski
  • Secretary: Ms Wendy Buchanan
  • Treasurer: Ms Margaret McCue
  • Assistant Treasurer: Mr Andrew Wong
  • Accreditation Officers: Ms Cheryl Bryan | Mr Dennis Nolan
  • Membership Officers: Ms Wendy Buchanan | Cheryl Bryan | Dennis Nolan
  • Board Members: Mr Sam Bektas, Ms Jae Hee Yoon

Life Members

  • Sir Laurence Street AC, KCMG, KStJ, QC (1926-2018)
  • Micheline Dewdney
  • Linda Fisher
  • Allan Parker
  • Ruth Charlton

Fellows

  • Dr Anne Ardagh (2015)
  • Prof Laurence Boulle (2015) 
  • Mary Walker (2017)
  • Dr Katherine Johnson (2018)

Distinguished Member

  • Paula Castile (2018)
  • Enkhee Sharav (2020)
  • Andrew Wong (2021)

Posthumous Award

ADRA's Complaint Handling System

ADRA is proud to be at the forefront of dispute resolution complaint handling. ADRA brought together representatives of a number of leading dispute resolution organisations in 2006-2007 with the aim of developing a cutting edge complaint handling system that incorporated the ethos of dispute resolution. ADRA proudly offers this complaint handling system to users of dispute resolution who have undertaken dispute resolution that was managed by an ADRA Member.  Click here for a copy of the ADRA Complaint Handling Policy.

Special Membership Levels

ADRA offers the following special membership levels that are awarded by way of Board nomination and approval to individuals to honour their contribution, achievements or service in the dispute resolution industry:

  • Fellow. Fellowship is the highest title of honour awarded to individuals who have shown exceptional achievement on the Board in the development and objectives of ADRA, and service in the dispute resolution industry. Upon the Board, by motion, approving such nomination, the Fellow shall have all privileges accorded to ordinary membership of ADRA, except that the Fellow shall have no obligation to pay any annual subscription fee or any fee to attend ADRA events.
  • Life Member. Life Membership is awarded to individuals who have made exceptional and outstanding contribution to the development and objectives of ADRA. Upon the Board, by motion, approving such nomination, the Life Member shall have all privileges accorded to ordinary membership of ADRA, except that the Life Member shall have no obligation to pay any annual subscription fee.
  • Distinguished Member. Distinguished Members are individuals who have attained distinguished service on the Board. Upon the Board, by motion, approving such nomination, the Distinguished Member shall have all privileges accorded to ordinary membership of ADRA, except that the Distinguished Member shall have no obligation to pay any annual subscription fee.
  • Affiliated Member. Affiliated Members are awarded to individuals for their recognition of the significance of dispute resolution to their own industry. Upon the Board, by motion, approving such nomination, the Affiliated Member shall have all privileges accorded to ordinary membership of ADRA, except that the Affiliated Member shall have no obligation to pay any annual subscription fee and has no right to vote at any general meeting or to hold office.