Grad Diploma (Bus) in Dispute Resolution, National Certificate in Mediation. Panel/Associate Member of AMINZ
Specialist areas of interest include environment, employment, community and weathertight issues.
Fiona has worked in the health field overseas and in New Zealand for approximately 20 years including as Chairperson and Parent Representative on the Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Representative group for three years.
She also volunteered in the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society for over five years rising to the Area Councillor position for South Christchurch managing some 300 volunteers.
Fiona commenced studying dispute resolution in 1997 as a result of advocating for a family member's needs. She started gaining experience in Dispute Resolution by volunteering as a facilitator with Restorative Justice and Alternative Environmental Justice.
Fiona continued the learning as a facilitator in the Department of Labour Employment Relations then moved to the Department of Building and Housing as a Mediator in Residential Tenancy and is a panellist for EQC Mediation Services.