Meet Our Team

Ron Tiffen
| Dispute Adviser

Mediation work allows me to facilitate leaders to offer their best to their organisation, to recognise and deal with the pressures and ambiguities of their role and to arrive home to be emotionally available to those at home.  For me, success comes through establishing agreements that work for people and organisations who are stuck in finding the keys to working together.

I mediate

  • Workplace disputes, concerns and complaints
  • Disability, aged care and health sectors issues with Service provider and clients
  • Family disputes
  • Group-dynamic matters
  • Human rights and advocacy issues
  • Mental health services
  • Community group disputes

Organisations I have gained direct experience through management and consulting work include: managing programs in the Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria), the office of the Disability Services Commissioner and the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner. In addition, I have been responsible for designing, reviewing and the evaluating complaint assessment resolution processes in statutory bodies in Victoria.  

As well as mediating, I have provided negotiation coaching and training.

Polita Cameron (NSW)
| Mediator

Polita is a certified mediator, facilitator, social entrepreneur and campaign strategist.

Her love of creativity, purpose and people has led her to be deeply involved in the world of social enterprise and innovation for the past decade. She has worked to cultivate the next generation of change leaders through her facilitation at Stand Up organisation, lead the emergent classical music festival, New Generation in Italy as Company Manager and currently consults around campaign strategy to create movements towards positive change. 

Her role as Program Director with The School of Life Australia, the global philosophy school promoting emotional intelligence for adults, was where she deeply saw the benefit of developing the skills teams and organisations need to create impactful work.

Her specialist skills include moving people towards:

  • Authentic communication
  • Deep listening
  • Humanitist problem solving
  • Innovation for positive impact 
  • Real stress reduction & management
  • Constructive & integrated feedback

She is able to work one on one, with paired or two-party disputes as well as larger scale workshops and training for preventative skills to avoid conflict and enable a trusting and thriving environment for people to make greater impact.

Maureen Cleary
| Dispute Adviser

I undertake consulting in mediation, coaching, Employee Assistance Program work and working with major organisational change projects. My work is enabled through establishing a deep understanding of the individual’s experience, the presenting challenges and the strategies that will work best for the person, the organisation and stakeholders. 

My clients accept the insight and feedback I offer as they view me as an ally. I view the coaching and mentoring, and, through the mediation process, as a way to facilitate outcomes for clients that will work.

I mediate in the following areas

  • Workplace disputes
  • Elder mediation
  • Aged care services
  • Family disputes
  • Organisation and stakeholder mediation

Naomi Burstyner
| Mediator

“I’m inspired by the mediation process, which empowers parties to harness their own experience and wisdom to help them find their own solutions and best outcomes. I am passionate about using this process to create the space for parties to communicate effectively, safely and productively with each other to resolve issues for best results.”

Naomi is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She mediates relationship-based disputes, including those involving families, workplaces, small businesses and aged care/carer and families, as well as school concerns.

She has extensive consulting experience, as well as teaching negotiation skills in academic, corporate, legal and government settings. Naomi has worked with international engineering consultancies, professional services and law firms, major media groups, as well as industry bodies in the accounting and construction industries. 

Naomi holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice Skills and Ethics from Monash University and a Masters of Laws from Melbourne University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution from Relationships Australia. 

Peter Singer
| Bond National’s Principal

Peter works with CEOs, Government Department Heads, Business Owners, Business Partners, Corporate Executives and legal professionals, to identify approaches to unlock  business deadlocks.  

Early in his career, Peter (along with his 2 brothers) built a nationally based professional services group in the IT and HR field, employing over 100 staff and 300 contractors.

Peter appreciates people’s need to regain control of a situation and their desire to handle the unpredictability of issues that arise.  

Dealing with disputes takes

  • a high level of awareness,
  • an acutely developed ability, and then
    flawless application of skills in the moment, to ensure interactions aim toward beneficial results.

Customer Reviews

I again wanted to thank you, Peter, for my recent coaching. I know that I would not have got to that point of confidence in my mediation skills, without the practice runs I had. Your additional advice was invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending your services.

Sarah Rey

Peter is a very professional mediator and a very kind person. He devoted huge amount of time to help me in a mediation case. I would have given up without his help and encouragement, but he helped me through with great patience to achieve the best result for me. I highly recommend Peter for his highly professional negotiation skill and reliable personality.

Ne Tan

Peter facilitated negotiation workshop for Melbourne Lean In – Women’s group. Workshop was very interactive, engaging. Attendees felt that material provided by Peter very useful and can be implemented in their daily life. As one of the attendees said, “Peter simplified complex concepts with ease.” Delivery of the workshop was also praised by the attendees.

Melbourne Lean In

Peter ran a workshop on managing conflict for a group of emerging business leaders as part of a six-month leadership program we run. Peter’s style and substance were profoundly impactful and feedback from participants was very positive. Peter is a master at connecting with individuals and groups. I highly recommend Peter and his workshops for leaders looking to develop their understanding of how to manage conflict and people.

Alon Cassuto

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