find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
CIArb Australia names first chief executive

CIArb Australia names first chief executive

handshake

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia has appointed Gianna Totaro as its inaugural chief executive.

Ms Totaro has previously worked in management and communication roles in the public and private sectors, and has more than 15 years’ experience in the ADR industry including with the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

"I have had the privilege to work closely, and in partnership, with some of the best in the international dispute resolution space," Ms Totaro said.

"I am looking forward to working in an expanded role with the CIArb Australia board in further advancing Australia’s position in the cross-border dispute resolution market."

The institute’s board made the internal appointment after having engaged Ms Totaro as a consultant in 2014.

According to a statement released by the CIArb, Ms Totaro’s appointment comes as the global demand for arbitration and ADR services to resolve commercial disputes rises.

CIArb president Albert Monichino QC said Ms Totaro’s skills would go far to promote opportunities for the institute.

"We are fortunate to have Gianna on board as she is a highly regarded professional whose skills and experience will assist us in generating and promoting more opportunities for the organisation," Mr Monichino said.

The appointment was also endorsed by retired High Court judge the Hon Michael Kirby.

"I am delighted that Gianna has been appointed CEO. I came to know her well in 2009 when I was elected president of IAMA [now the Resolution Institute]. She was the head of its secretariat, the first woman in that role," Mr Kirby said.

"She displayed creativity, energy and a deft skill in promoting professional and public knowledge about ADR," he said.

Mr Kirby is a panel member for the Arbitration Panel of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes for the World Bank.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

CIArb Australia names first chief executive
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...