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Independent Advisory Committee

The Independent Advisory Committee was assembled in January 2019 to replace the former Independent Standards Commission, reflecting IMI’s growth and new needs. Its role is to help ensure IMI’s independence and the development of high international standards that attain IMI’s Vision and Mission. More specifically, its mandate is to:

  1. Consult on the terms of reference for new IMI task forces, and provide input on task force products and members.
  2. Recommend new IMI task forces to the IMI Board.  The Board then approves the new task force before any work is initiated.
  3. Act in a broad consulting role, providing advice to IMI and its Board.

The IAC is kept to a small group, representing different geographies, ages, genders, and mediation backgrounds.

Current members


A commercial mediator, practice lead for JAMS in Mexico and Latin America, and frequent speaker, writer and trainer in Mexico, the US and Latin America.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Independent Advisory Committee
Country: Mexico

Lawyer specialized in international dispute prevention and resolution who advises a wide range of clients in a wide range of fields and industries, including mixed ADR processes.

Formerly Senior Vice President, AAA/ICDR, EU-US Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant, Trainer and Principal at Appel Dispute Resolution.

Country: Malta

A certified mediator, accredited family mediator, clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant based in Canada, Mary has been working in family and labor mediation for three decades

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Independent Advisory Committee
Country: Canada

Independent arbiter and mediator of complex commercial, business, financial, technology, securities, employment, real estate, health care and other contract and tort disputes.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Independent Advisory CommitteeMixed Mode

A dispute resolution practitioner based in Singapore, Tat is a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow, Co-Chair IBA Mediation Committee and Singapore Mediation Centre Board member.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Independent Advisory Committee
Country: Singapore