Mediator Profile - Cecily Zhu

Contact details

Name:Cecily Zhu
Phone:02 9264 9506
Mobile:0420 231 762
Email:cecilyzhu@accordgroup.com.au
Mediations as mediator:70+
Hourly fee:$330 (GST Inc)
Daily fee (7 hrs):$2,200 (GST Incl
Fees are negotiable:Yes

Areas of experience:

  • Accountancy
  • Administrative
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Contracts
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Industrial relations
  • Property
  • Trade practices

Affinity with rural industries:

I am the Secretariat to the Code of Conduct for Australian Winegrape Purchases, a voluntary industry code which provides a framework to support fair and equitable dealings between growers and winemakers. In that role, I provide dispute resolution advice and facilitate early resolution of disputes through facilitated negotiation and mediation. I also present at industry events about disputes and issues affecting the sector.

I was previously appointed as Acting Dispute Resolution Adviser to the Horticulture of Conduct (2013-2016), a mandatory industry code which regulates trade in horticulture produce between growers and traders. I managed a team of frontline staff responding to a high volume of enquiries from industry participants and providing clear and practical advice. We were responsible for case management, maintaining a panel of mediators and regular reporting to the Commonwealth Government.

As a mediator with qualifications in law and finance, I have strong commercial acumen and experience in assisting parties to navigate their business disputes. I am a panel mediator for the NSW and Victorian Small Business Commissions, and I regularly receive private mediation appointments to commercial disputes. As a Board Director and member of the finance committee for a not-for-profit organisation, I also have sound knowledge in governance and risk management.

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