New CEO named by Australasia's largest dispute resolution membership organisation

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Amber Williams has been tasked to lead the Resolution Institute as its new chief executive.

The appointment was announced by the board of Australia and New Zealand’s largest dispute resolution membership organisation on Thursday, after what was described as an extensive trans-Tasman search, which featured a rigorous interview process.

Gary Ulman, Resolution Institute chairman, said that the board and organisation are confident that Williams’ experience and expertise promote the institute’s future success.

“We were impressed with Amber’s leadership skills in fostering teamwork, designing strategy, overseeing sound governance and implementing operational excellence,” he said. “We believe these skills will enable Amber to engage effectively with members, to grow member services and expand the profile of Resolution Institute and dispute resolution within the community.”

Williams has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. She came to the Resolution Institute from the New South Wales government, where she has held several leadership roles.

She was most recently chief executive of the New South Wales Law Enforcement Conduct Commission. She was also chief human resources officer for the New South Wales Department of Justice, where she oversaw operational delivery of major business projects, government reforms, and workplace changes.

“I am truly honoured to lead this incredible organisation and to be given the opportunity to nurture and grow Resolution Institute into the premier industry association in the region,” Williams said. “I look forward to working closely with the members of the board, our members, as well as the talented team at Resolution Institute. I am fully committed to spearheading its next stage of growth by exploring new avenues, while remaining focused on providing the best value for our members and championing the use of dispute resolution.”