2018 Specialist Coaches and Mentors
Kieran Pender, The Australian National University
Kieran was the co-coach of Team Australia in 2017. He is a two-time alumnus of the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition and co-captained Team Australia in 2016.Kieran has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the Australian National University.
Rob Andersen, Ashurst
Rob is a Senior Associate at Ashurst Canberra. He advises government and commercial clients in relation to litigious and potentially litigious civil, public law and regulatory matters.Rob has particular experience with common law and statutory liability issues and regularly advises clients on matters of those kinds. He has achieved successful outcomes for clients defending misfeasance in public office, negligence and trespass claims. He has also helped clients recover losses in contract and equity, including in a significant employee fraud matter.
Rob regularly appears as an advocate in the Federal Court, the ACT and NSW Supreme Courts and the AAT. He is experienced in a range of alternative dispute resolution methods. He regularly represents clients in mediations and at settlement conferences and has advised on the drafting and use of dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts.