Christiaan Vorster, CA (SA), has more than 17 years’ experience in financial management and facilitation in South Africa, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Malaysia. His area of expertise is in the financial field, which includes Business Valuations, Financial Analysis and Capital Investment Appraisals. During the last decade Christiaan became involved in numerous legal disputes acting as a financial expert relating to financial related disputes (from valuations to the ascertaining of financial claims to Interpretation of financial information). Due to the exposure to the legal system he decided to pursue the mediation path as an alternative form of dispute resolution recognising the potential for parties to come to a mediated solution. He subsequently qualified as a commercial mediator through the UCT/ MiM programme. Christiaan has a passion for social cohesion and his approach to mediation is based on the following quote: “Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” – Max Lucade Christiaan is only available to mediate after hours and over weekends.