Deborah Lockhart, LLB
Deborah Lockhart, LLBChief Executive Officer
Deborah Lockhart was appointed CEO of the Australian Disputes Centre in 2013. ADC is an independent, not-for-profit company that works to help businesses, government instrumentalities and communities thrive, by accessing world-class conflict management skills and dispute resolution processes.

Prior to joining the not-for-profit sector, Deborah worked for over 20 years as an executive, consultant and expert to a range ASX 100 and Fortune 500 corporations as a change agent and dispute resolution specialist, primarily focussed in the financial services sector.

Deborah’s background is in law, and she was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Deborah first trained as a mediator with Harvard Law School in the early 1990’s. She gained accreditation as an Advanced Mediator with the Australian Disputes Centre in 2009 and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator in Australia.

Deborah leads the Australian Disputes Centre’s international training faculty and speaks regularly on the commercial and personal benefits of upskilling to resolve conflict and disputes using timely, cost-efficient, and private dispute resolution processes.

Deborah is a founding member of the Council for Australian Dispute Resolution and an Editorial Panel Member for the LexisNexis Australian Dispute Resolution Bulletin.