Leadership Team

Members of the international board

Bill Hansberry (AU)

Bill’s work in the field began as a School Counsellor in an Adelaide school. Today, Bill facilitates professional learning for teachers and leaders.

Bronwyn Clee – Treasurer

Bronwyn helped pioneer Restorative Justice in the Northern Territory in 2000. She helped influence the education community to adopt Restorative Practices at a policy level.

Chris Straker (UK)

Chris was a teacher for 30 years, and worked at the Hull Centre for Restorative Practice. Chris has been a speaker in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Hungary.

Graeme George – Chairman

An experienced researcher, trainer and author in restorative practices and consultant to schools and school systems internationally.

Jim McGrath (N. Ireland)

Jim’s experience includes post-conflict mediation, peacebuilding and restorative parenting in his native Northern Ireland.

John Lennox (AU)

With 30 years as a former Police Officer, John was an early advocate of conferencing in Tasmania and has receive service awards for this work.

Julia Hennessy – Dep. Chair (NZ)

Julia helped develop the first restorative justice standards of practice in the UK for the Home Office. She now works in New Zealand as General Manager for a large social services provider.

Margaret Thorsborne (AU)

An author and recognised expert in the field of RP in schools and workplaces, she works across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Marg is a co-founder of RPI.

Peta Blood (AU)

Peta has applied restorative justice practices in diverse settings including workplaces, communities, policing, corrections and schools. A trainer and author in the field, Peta is a co-founder of RPI.