Leadership Team

Members of the international board

Jim McGrath (N. Ireland)

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

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.

Julia Hennessy – Director and Former Deputy 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) – Chair

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.