Marie Coombes is a highly experienced mediator. She has completed over 300 mediations in a variety of complex and often volatile environments and industry sectors. Her ability to quickly build strong relationships with frontline staff, union officials and management at all levels have smoothed the way to a successful outcome in an overwhelming majority of her cases.
In 2020 the Civil Mediation Council recognised Marie’s individual excellence in mediation when she was awarded Workplace Mediator of the Year. The judges were highly impressed with her expertise in mental health and her rapid adaptation from face-to-face to online service delivery in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Marie also holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.