The CMC is a charity which aims to promote the resolution of conflicts and disputes by encouraging the use of mediation and other dispute resolution techniques and methods and to advance the education of the public in matters related to this.

The CMC’s charity number is: 1163065

The CMC is also a private company limited by guarantee without a share capital. Its company number is: 09104885.

Trustees & Officers


Sir Alan Ward (Chair)

I practised as an Attorney in South Africa, before being called to the Bar in 1964. I was appointed a QC in 1984, made a Judge of the High Court in 1988 and elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1995, retiring in February 2013. During this time in the Court of Appeal, I gave leading judgment in cases covering the whole range of work that comes before that court. In other words, I know very little about quite a lot! Throughout this time I was a staunch supporter of mediation and I gave many judgments extolling its virtues and encouraging its use. I am also a trained mediator and accredited Family Arbitrator.


Tom Thomas OBE (Deputy Chair)

Iain Christie (Company Secretary)

Stephen Barker (Finance Director)

Board Members

Heather Allen
Amanda Bucklow
Tom Cadman
Nichola Evans
Henrietta Jackson-Stops
Clive Lewis
David Pearson
Andy Rogers
Caroline Sheridan
Dominic Stanton