John is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, a registered professional engineer and an accredited mediator and arbitrator. His career has spanned technology, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, the practice of law and alternative dispute resolution.
John has mediated extensively, assisting to resolve disputes in both commercial and non-commercial contexts, including the workplace, family disputes and in harassment and domestic violence settings. In family, co-parenting and divorce mediation his affinity with human elements and behavioral dynamics assists parties to engage constructively, and to be able to manage their own outcomes without being held hostage to antagonism.
He is comfortable in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments at all levels. He is a good listener with an empathic disposition and has a strong affinity with human nature.
Currently he participates in, and administrates, a group of legal and mental health professionals doing pro bono court-referred mediations in family, domestic violence and harassment cases.