Mediators and mediation organisations for the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme

A list of authorised mediators for the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme. Mediation organisations and mediators can also find out how to become approved.

Approved mediation organisations

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has approved 2 mediation organisations to offer services under the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2019.

Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. (AMINZ)

Resolution Institute

Choosing a mediator

Farmers can choose 3 mediators from the list of authorised mediators. The farmer sends the mediators' contact details to their creditor. The creditor will then choose 1 of these 3 mediators, and contact them directly to offer them the mediation.

Authorised mediators with profiles on the AMINZ website

Kevin Bailey

Rosemarie Brown

Mark Copeland

Denise Evans

Kenneth Fletcher

Peter Glassford

Ranald Gordon

Brett Gould

Jim Guest

Douglas Harvie

Paul Heath QC

David Hosking

Bill Jermyn

Roy Johnson

Peter Jones

Barry Jordan

Mark Kelly

Chris LaHatte

John Larmer

Penny Mudford

Ben Nettleton

David Patten

Paul Sills

Richard Smith

David Stoevelaar

Jenni-Maree Trotman, AMINZ profile

Donald Turley

Anthony Wilding

Hayden Wilson

Authorised mediators with profiles on the Resolution Institute website

David Bogan

Andrew Freeman

Alastair Gibson

Nina Khouri

Michelle Payne

Baden Vertongen

Hayden Wilson


Becoming an authorised mediator

To become a farm debt mediator you must be authorised by an approved mediation organisation (AMO). AMOs can authorise mediators they believe meet the qualifications and competencies set by MPI.

AMOs charge a fee to process your application.

Authorised mediator requirement for the Farm Debt Mediation Scheme [PDF, 513 KB]

Becoming an AMO

Organisations must apply in writing to MPI to become an approved mediation organisation. They should include evidence that they meet the requirements, terms, and conditions to be an AMO.

There is no standard application form. Electronic copies of supporting documents are acceptable. There is no application fee.

Farm debt mediation – approved mediation organisation requirements [PDF, 609 KB]

Contact us first

Applicants should contact MPI's farm debt mediation team to discuss their application before they submit it.

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