The following is a list of organisers who were involved in the 2016-2017 GPC Series.

Executive Committee

The GPC Series was organised by a Central Organising Group (COG). The COG is led by an ​Executive Committee of six people.

The Executive Committee was appointed by the Board of IMI and was responsible for leading, supporting and overseeing the implementation of the GPC Series.

It met on a weekly basis and is run by a Chairman, a Coordinator, the head of an Academic Committee, and a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO): ​

Chair: Michael McIlwrath (IT​)
Global Chief Litigation Counsel, LitigationGE Oil & Gas
​​Board Member IMI
Coordinator: Jeremy Lack (CH, GB & US)
ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law,
Vice President of IMI’s Independent Standards Commission
Click here for his IMI ​profile.
Chair of Academic Committee: Prof. Barney Jordaan (BE, NL, CH)
Professor of Management Practice, Vlerick Business School
Director of Association for the Promotion of Mediation as an Academic Discipline, NCMG Int.
Click here​ for his IMI profile​
Influencer (Academic)
Professional Conference Organiser
Representative: Dan Rivlin (CH, IL)

CEO, Kenes Group International
Miscellaneous (PCO)
Sponsor Representative: Alexander Oddy (GB)
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Vice President of IMI’s Independent Standards Commission
Professor Nadja Alexander
Academic Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy
Kenes Group

Advisory Board

The COG Executive Committee was assisted by a COG Advisory Board of more than 60 people that met on a monthly basis via Internet and is run by the Coordinator of the COG Executive Committee (Jeremy Lack). It consisted of:

  • One representative appointed by each Local Organising Committee (LOC)
  • One representative appointed by each General Partner
  • One representative appointed by each Sponsor, and
  • The COG’s Academic Committee.​

The COG Advisory Board’s provided input to the COG Executive Committee, enabled all LOCs to