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Nina Harding

Nina Harding has worked as a mediator for more than twenty five years.   Nina is a law graduate and has a Master of Laws.  Nina is a Harvard Law School trained mediator and has mediated over two thousand disputes in a variety of areas. She is a highly experienced mediator of complex high level workplace disputes. Nina is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and is a member of several mediation panels, including the NSW Workers Compensation Mediator, the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Credit and Investments Ombudsman Conciliator, IP Australia, NSW and Qld Farm Debt Mediator and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Nina is the Australian Film Code Conciliator and is a recognised dispute resolution expert, she is a popular key note speaker and has appeared on Channel 7, Channel 10, and in the SMH. Nina has conducted training workshops for US Aid, AGL, The Law Institute of Victoria, the ATO, CommSec, The Australian Human Rights Commission, The Fair Work Commission, NSW Police and The Financial Ombudsman Service.

Nina is a former Senior Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University.  She is currently a casual lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney.  She has taught at numerous universities including The University of Sydney and Hong Kong University.  Nina is one of the authors of the Workplace Conflict Guide (available on iTunes). For further information  visit

"Nina’s hands-on workshop and facilitation skills wowed our delegates."

Christian Haag Communications Officer Credit and Investments Ombudsman

"I cannot speak too highly of Nina Harding’s conduct of the mediation workshop. Her skill, energy, imagination and commitment were inescapable. Her engaging sense of humour made the whole experience an enjoyable one for those fortunate enough to attend."

Robert Fisher, Queen’s Counsel and former Judge of the New Zealand High Court

Rachael Brady

Rachael Brady brings a unique perspective to her work. Starting her career as a lawyer specialising in employment law, her desire to be closer to the action saw her take on a national role in industrial relations on the Australian waterfront with the international stevedoring and logistics company P&O Ports (now DP World). She affectionately credits the wharfies with teaching her all there is to know about the challenges of conflict and the power of collaboration.​

Rachael has extensive experience in the University sector, having held the positions of HR Legal Counsel and Head of Employee Relations and Policy at UNSW Australia.

Rachael is valued by her clients as a versatile workplace coach and consultant, working across areas of leadership, culture, building manager confidence and capability, facilitation and conflict management. Her work draws on her experience in senior manager roles across diverse industries, her keen insight into the operation of large, complex organisations and her deep knowledge of workplace law and complex people issues. For further information visit



“The training provided by Nina in mediation is amongst the best development work I've ever done.  The practical experience and feedback make it immediately meaningful and useable.   HIC has also engaged Nina to conduct high level mediations, and has found her practical, quiet approach achieves excellent results and that, most importantly, those results last.”

Julia Burns, Manager People and Performance,  HIC

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