A selection of our accredited mediators 

 

Tim Pilbrow BA (Hons) (Monash), MA (NYU), PhD (NYU), Fellow (Australian Anthropological Society), Professional Member (American Anthropological Association), Accredited Mediator NMAS

Dr Tim Pilbrow is an accredited mediator and internationally-experienced anthropologist. Tim is Research Manager at Native Title Services Victoria (since August 2014), where he was previously senior anthropologist (2006-2014). His doctoral research included work on the socially integrative dimensions of conflict and dispute. This background has enhanced Tim’s ability to bring anthropological insights to the development of decision-making structures and processes for Traditional Owner corporations that reflect Traditional Owners’ existing practices. Through this work Tim has gained experience in mediating the interests, views and practices of differently-situated parties. Tim has further developed his skills in the area of dispute mediation, achieving accreditation as a mediator (NMAS, February 2014) following completion of a course in Transforming Conflict – Advanced Skills for Mediators and People Managing Conflict.

Ju-Lin O’Connor BA Media (Macq), Grad Cert Production Management (AFTRS), BA LLB (Macq), Grad Dip Leg Prac (College of Law). Legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria, NSW, and the Northern Territory and the Federal Court of Australia. Entitled to practise as a solicitor in the High Court of Australia. Accredited Mediator NMAS.

Ju-Lin O’Connor is a Managing Lawyer of the southern region at Native Title Services Victoria. She was admitted as a lawyer in 2000, initially working in commercial litigation in Sydney before moving to Alice Springs to work with the Central Land Council. Ju-Lin’s focus has been land rights, native title and commercial law and she has extensive experience working with remote and regional Aboriginal communities. Aside from her legal qualifications, Ju-Lin has a bachelor degree in media and has worked in a number of capacities in film and television production. She became certified mediator having completed the Transforming Conflict – Advanced Skills for Mediators and People Managing Conflict program

Matthew Storey GAICD, BEc, LLB (Hons) (CDU), Grad Dip Leg Prac (ANU), LLM (Macq), Grad Dip Ener & Nat Res Law (Melb), Accredited Mediator NMAS, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT and the High Court of Australia.

Matthew Storey is CEO of Native Title Services Victoria. Prior to this Matthew lived for nearly 25 years in the Northern Territory where he held various positions including President of the Law Society of the Northern Territory, Associate Professor and Head of Law at Charles Darwin University, Senior Crown Law Officer, Director of the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission and with the North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service and Alice Spring’s Tangentyere Council. First training as a mediator in 2000, Matthew has undertaken extensive mediation work as part of his role with the Anti-Discrimination Commission and pursuant to statutory appointments as a mediator with the NT Police Arbitral Tribunal and the NT Lands, Planning and Mining Tribunal. Matthew is currently a Director and Executive Member of the National Native Title Council and is a recognised authority in relation to native title and natural resource legal issues.

Jill Webb BA (Melb), BSW (Melb), LLB (Hons) (LaTrobe), GDipLegPrac (ANU), Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, Accredited Mediator NMAS.

Jill Webb has been an Accredited Mediator with the Australian Mediation Association since October 2013. She has trained in the transformative approach to mediation, and has also undertaken training in strategic negotiation. Jill is currently a lawyer at Native Title Services Victoria facilitating the negotiation of agreements for native title settlements and providing governance support to Traditional Owner corporations. Jill has experience working in remote and regional Aboriginal communities and has a particular interest in effective decision making structures and processes that support the aspirations of Traditional Owner groups. Prior to studying law Jill worked in the community sector as a social worker and senior manager, primarily with the Brotherhood of St Laurence. She is currently a director on the board of ANTaR, a national advocacy organisation dedicated to the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Affiliated mediators 

Graham Atkinson GAICD, BA(Melb), BSoc Wrk (Melb), MBA (RMIT), Accredited Mediator NMAS.

Graham Atkinson is a Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta man and an Aboriginal elder of national prominence. He serves on the Board of the Indigenous Land Corporation and the Deputy Chair of the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence. He is the Chairperson of both the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the indigenous joint venture company Barpa Construction Services Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Native Title Services Victoria and the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owners. Graham’s status, experience and training well qualify in respect to many forms and areas of mediation but particularly in difficult intra-indigenous contexts.