About David

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

He regularly participates in specialised conflict resolution courses and has the highest rating as a Senior Mediator with Mediate.Com

David has an altruistic approach aligned with a strong commercial and financial background in both executive management and governance having held several Chief Manager roles for National Australia Bank NZ, being a Director of Lifeline International, Chair of Lifeline NZ, the Gambling Helpline and inaugural Chair of Lifeline Pasifika.

He is Nationally Accredited in Australia, additionally with the NSW and QLD Rural Authorities, and has a NSW Ministerial Warrant as a Conciliator for the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission. His experience has contributed to the development of many mediation initiatives including Australia, NZ and Mexico City. He continues to work on suicide prevention strategies and after representing NSW at the International Conference of Jurists in Mumbai, worked with the Maharashtra State Government in considering the adaptation of mediation to help mitigate endemic farmer suicides.

Along with published articles he is the 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 a No 1 Bestseller for Non-Fiction in NZ and the second, What's Keeping you Awake at Night? awarded the Harper Collins Author of The Month, is used as a manual for conflict management.

David is passionate about mediation and his practice works on the premises that conflict, or breaching another's boundary, is a normal part of daily life as summarised by his late 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 successfully in re-solving their disputes 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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