Panel of Investor State Mediators

  • Number of Mediations total

  • Years of Mediation Experience

  • Accreditation

    Accredited CEDR Mediator; ACAS Arbitrator

Mr Karl Mackie CBE

Senior Mediator and Founder President, CEDR

Language: English

Location: United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/karl-mackie-cbe-9255567


Mr Karl Mackie CBE

100 St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8BU, UK

Tel: +79585230252

Email: kmackie@cedr.com

Membership of Mediation Panels

ACAS Panel of Independent Mediators and Arbitrators, CIETAC panel of international mediators, Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme, CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals in New York, Singapore International Commercial Mediator Panel, Mediator – United Nations Management/Staff Committee, Arbitrator/Mediator for all disputes in a major UK Government Department, Mediator Panel, Netherlands Arbitration Institute, Schiphol Airport

Areas of Mediation Expertise

Investor-State Disputes, Aviation & Airports, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Employment, Energy, Government & Investment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Maritime & Transport, Oil Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Professional Services, Real Estate, TMT & IP

Other relevant Mediation Experience

Author of several books and numerous articles on dispute resolution. Radio and television interviews on conflict resolution including Today programme, Radio 4 PM, Newsnight, Radio 5 Live, Radio 3, regional programmes, BBC and ITV News, The One Show, Night Waves, The Moral Maze, German and Gibraltar news television. Co-author of CEDR Review on Public Inquiries. Extensively involved in promoting and profiling mediation internationally. Co- author with Eileen Carroll QC (Hon) of International mediation (Bloomsbury, third edition) and The Mediator’s Tale (Bloomsbury) Part of faculty for Investor state mediation training in cooperation with ICSID and Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat. Designing and delivering mediator training and advanced negotiation in the UK and internationally.

Training and Professional Development

MA Hons Psychology, First, University of Edinburgh, Diploma and Certificate in Education, University of Edinburgh, LLB, University of London, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham, MBA, Open University Business School, Barrister, Grays Inn, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Accredited Mediator, CEDR, Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Other Areas of Dispute Resolution Expertise

Arbitration, Adjudication, Conciliation, Expert Witness


A leading international practitioner in conflict prevention and resolution, qualified as barrister and psychologist, with over 30 years’ experience in mediation, arbitration, adjudication, organisational consultancy and leadership work, and a pioneer of ADR in Europe. As the first CEO for CEDR, helped develop the organisation into one of the world’s leading consultancies in conflict resolution consultancy and dispute resolution systems and training, with significant projects in reforming justice systems globally and influencing international organisation conflict management practices. I qualified both as a barrister and as an occupational psychologist, then spent the second half of career as the founding CEO of CEDR, driving its development and recognition as an international conflict consultancy and leading ADR institution. the first and only commercial mediator to receive recognition with the award of a CBE, Commander of the British Empire, in 2010. I served as CEDR’s chief executive (1990-2017) and in February 2017 became its founder president.