13 Dec 2018
The Presidential Elections were held at CIArb’s Congress on 14 & 15 November 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations to Francis Xavier SC and Ann Ryan Robertson for their elections as Deputy President and Vice President. They will take office from 1st January 2019. We would also like to thank all the other candidates for their contributions to what was one of the closest outcomes in CIArb’s Presidential Election history.
Francis Xavier SC commented:
“CIArb today stands unsurpassed as the leading ADR institution especially in global training and accreditation. This is the result of the dint of hard work and commitment of its executive team and extensive membership (many of whom are stars in the ADR firmament), over the more than 103 years of its existence. In particular, the institute relies heavily on the work of its members to ably lead its numerous branches and chapters, fill its standing committees and boards of management and trustees and drive its rigorous worldwide training outreach (largely on a purely voluntary basis).
In view of the support and trust of the branches around the world, it behooves Ann and me to do our utmost to entrench the Institute’s global distinction and to expand its frontiers of training in regions of the world that need it most and to serve the ADR community in much needed thought leadership”.
Ann Ryan Robertson commented:
“In 1915, five visionaries founded the CIArb. Their vision persists to this day – that the role of arbitrator and mediator is a distinct and recognized profession and that alternative dispute resolution is a force for good. The CIArb is recognized not only as the preeminent training and accreditation institute but also as a thought leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Globally, alternative dispute resolution is facing numerous challenges as its processes are scrutinized by governments, the business community and end users. The CIArb, with the assistance of its over 16, 000 members worldwide, is uniquely situated to address these challenges, charting a path forward that maintains the vitality of alternative dispute resolution. I am honored and humbled to have been elected the CIArb’s President for 2021. I look forward to serving as its President as the Institute not only addresses these challenges but also continues to disseminate the message that alternate dispute resolution is a force for good”.
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