Graham Massie is currently CEDR’s Director of Consultancy responsible for a range of its international development and conflict management consultancy initiatives. Graham has over 25 years’ experience as a business consultant and trainer of technical and business skills. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent ten years with KPMG London where he ran a professional services department responsible for a broad cross-section of clients ranging from major PLCs to small owner-managed businesses. During this period he also spent two years in the USA, initially as a manager in KPMG’s Chicago office and thereafter as seconded finance director to a computer leasing industry client, based in New Jersey. Upon leaving KPMG, Graham established his own business consultancy and audit practice specialising in helping owner-managed businesses find creative solutions to one-off problems (including systems development, corporate mergers and acquisitions, strategy and planning, and litigation support); he was involved in the formation of an online publishing venture; and he also acted as an independent expert and investigating accountant for the Accountants’ Joint Disciplinary Scheme, reporting on the conduct of accountants involved in major corporate collapses.
A significant proportion of Graham’s work is with international organisations and he travels extensively to advise on the development and operation of dispute resolution services and conflict management systems, including serving as Project Director for World Bank projects to assist in the development of international ADR in India (2008), and to consider the feasibility of setting up an international arbitration centre in Bangladesh (2009). He is currently advising the Qatar Financial Centre on the development of ADR within its new court system.