Nick McGeorge – Life President
President of NFS Mediation, is a mediator and a Chartered Psychologist. A regular visitor to North Carolina, USA he is a practicing Restorative Justice mediator in the states criminal districts courts. Formerly principal psychologist for the three Isle of Wight prisons. He was a New Forest District Councillor and chair of the Council’s Community Safety Working Party for six years, and is as an active local council member. A founder trustee and treasurer of the Restorative Justice Consortium and represents the Quakers at the United Nations Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Commission. He arranged the first workshop presentation to be made on RJ at the UN Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders in 1990. He helped draft the UN Guidelines on RJ which came into effect in 2002.
Michael Joseph – Chairman
Michael has spent all his life in the Shoe Trade, latterly importing nearly everything. He is well travelled. Since retirement and return to his birth county, he has continued as a Magistrate and retired after 35 years on the Bench. Now a Churchwarden at Durweston, Steward at Salisbury Cathedral, and Chairman at the Shaftesbury Bridge Club.
Martin worked as a manager in the Probation Service for over 30 years in a wide variety of settings including the criminal courts, prisons and within the military justice system. Now retired, he is keen to help promote restorative approaches.
Vice-chair of NFSM recently retired as a magistrate, and was formerly a primary school teacher. She continues to be involved in voluntary work with young people, after being a school governor for 12 years. Focused on the continuing development of NFSM as a community and regional resource she continues to work as a community mediator, and a member of the Restorative Justice Consortium. Her experience as a mediator has confirmed her opinion that restorative justice, by bringing the victim, the offender and the community together, is the major way of building a better society.
A mediator who specialises in family and community disputes. Her career began as a family solicitor but she has also worked outside of the law in the field of marketing. As a mediator, Jo is committed to resolving disputes in a way that minimises the impact of conflict on all parties whilst providing practical and positive outcomes. When not working she enjoys time with her young family and is a member of a local running club.
Studied humanities before becoming a Chartered Valuation Surveyor. He has worked in the Civil Service, BP plc, and as a self-employed consultant. Work related experience of litigation led to an interest in alternative dispute solutions. He has been a Relate Counsellor and a CEDR Accredited mediator. Now retired and convinced of the value of restorative approaches to resolving conflict he works as a community mediator with NFSM. He is a Trustee of the charity New Forest Quaker Care Home Limited in New Milton and a former Trustee Director of BP Pension Trustees Limited.
A journalist and broadcaster who has spent her life working on newspapers, radio and television. She has also spent many years working in charitable fields. She has been a member and Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board of HM Prison Kingston, Portsmouth; an Ambassador for the Patients Association which involved serving on the Keogh Inspection team of Medway Hospital in 2012. Also a Trustee of a new charity called Finding Gold which aims to help young people who face exclusion from school. Christine lives in the New Forest.
David has worked as an assessment officer with NFS Mediation on a part time basis and currently undertakes mediations. He has worked with over 200 households in his role. David is also a qualified mediator with over 100 cases completed. David takes his role as one of our peer mentors for our mediators seriously, assisting in their continued to development. David also assists with the delivery of our training courses in particular the OCN Mediator skills course.
Tim Mynott – Treasurer
Treasurer of NFSM, Tim is a chartered accountant having qualified in the City with Mazars and worked for KPMG in London and Johannesburg. Tim moved into industry in 1984 and has been finance director of several well known companies on the south coast including the Hendy Group. Tim is currently part time finance director for five companies and specialises in developing business plans and buying and selling businesses for clients. Tim is Hon. Treasurer for several local charities and not-for-profit organisations in and around Salisbury where he lives, is a steward at Salisbury Cathedral, and remains a keen participating sportsman in cricket, golf and tennis.