Name: Brian Finn AO
Qualifications: FAICD, FACS, FTSE, FIE (Aust)
Organisation: John Jarndyce's List
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation
Prior to starting my career as a mediator, I spent more than 30 years with the IBM Corporation and held senior executive positions in the UK, the USA, India, Hong Kong and Australia. I have practical experience of business operations in those regions and a sound understanding of information technology and its effect on organisations and people. I have been a director and, in some cases, chairman of ASX listed companies in telecommunications, insurance, consumer goods, utilities and agribusiness. My experience includes director/chairman roles in family-owned private companies. In the public sector, I have been chairman of Sydney Ports Corporation, the Council of the National Science & Technology Centre and the Australian National Training Authority.
In education, I served on the governing bodies of the University of Western Sydney and the Australian-American Fulbright Foundation. As Chairman of the Gold Coast Innovation Centre, I spent 5 years helping entrepreneurs transform their business ideas into successful enterprises. I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator.
I am accredited as a mediator on the Mediator List of the Horticulture Code of Conduct and accredited as a mediator by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).
I am an enthusiast for mediation because it offers a way to resolve disputes quickly and at low cost, in a manner acceptable to both parties.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Corporate and commercial (Agribusiness, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Equipment finance, Joint Ventures, Shareholder remedies), Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Information technology, Telecommunications)