About David

DAVID BOGAN is a Harvard trained International Mediator with 26 years full time experience.

He has undertaken many specialised conflict resolution courses including dealing with medical matters at Pepperdine University, Cognitive Neuroscience and Decision Making at Duke University, a Train the Trainers qualification in Eldercare and Inheritance issues with ElderDecisions USA, has presented to a graduate class at London University and has the highest rating as a Senior Mediator with Mediate.Com

Nationally Accredited in Australia, he is additionally accredited with the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority, and has a NSW Ministerial Warrant to work as a Conciliator for the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission. Experience includes successful settlements in major Employment issues, Foreign Exchange Claims, International Fraud, the Australian Iraqi Wheat for Oil transactions, Wrongful Deaths and a Civil Murder Claim. His experience has contributed to the development of many mediation initiatives including the NSW Farm Debt Mediation Act in the early 1990s and assistance to the Mexican Government in setting up mediation in Mexico City and the model introduced has now been accepted for Federal implementation. He has worked on suicide prevention strategies internationally and more recently after representing NSW at the International Conference of Jurists in Mumbai in 2017 he has worked with the Maharashtra State Government, on behalf of the NSW State Government, to assist in looking at the adaptation of mediation to help mitigate endemic farmer suicides.

David has an altruistic approach and a strong commercial background in both executive management and governance resulting from many years having held several roles such as Chief Manager: Retail Services, then Corporate Centre, followed by Legal and Recoveries, for National Australia Bank NZ, being a Director of Lifeline International, serving many years as chair of Lifeline NZ, the Gambling Helpline and being the inaugural Chair of Lifeline Pasifika.

Along with published articles such as EQ vs IQ 'Do Lawyers and Mediators need Emotional Intelligence?' in the Australian Law Journal, he is the celebrated author of two books published internationally by Harper Collins and McGraw Hill in the USA. The first, 'Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive' co-authored with BBC Award Winning Journalist Keith Davies, was for many months the No 1 Bestseller for Non-Fiction in NZ and the second, 'What's Keeping you Awake at Night?' for which he was awarded the Harper Collins 'Author of The Month', is still being used as a manual for conflict management and for running seminars for major organisations such as Fair Work Australia.

David is passionate about mediation and his practice works on the premises that conflict, or breaching another?s boundary/s, is a normal part of daily life as is summarised by his friend Prof Luis Diaz. 'There is no life without co-existence, and there is no co-existence without confrontation.' He believes that each party has the innate ability to collaborate in resolving their differences providing they are fully informed, working in a safe environment, and have the support they need.

Further information can be found on his website www.davidbogan.com

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