Anthony Abrahams TD DL MBA MCIArb joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as its Director General, on 10 April 2012. He is responsible for developing and implementing the Board of Trustees’ strategy to promote the Institute’s vision across the globe.
Qualified as a Solicitor and specialising in Civil Litigation, Anthony has considerable hands-on experience in Legal Practice Management, which he has reinforced academically by gaining an MBA with distinction from Nottingham Law School. Anthony also sits as a Deputy District Judge.
Anthony moved to CIArb from Charter Chambers where he was Chief Executive.
Anthony’s legal background has been complemented and enhanced with leadership and organisational skills acquired in the Territorial Army where he attained the rank of Colonel.
Anthony was mobilised in 2006 to undertake an operational tour in Iraq. While there, he worked to improve, and developed a passion for, the Rule of Law and also dealt with Human Rights issues. For his work in Iraq Anthony was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States.
In leading the CIArb Executive, Anthony has been responsible for identifying and articulating the Four Pillars of CIArb Strategy and their delivery via the CIArb Golden Thread:
- Delivering education, training and qualifications
- Developing the Learned Society
- Facilitating ADR.
CIArb now has over 16,000 members and is training a record number of ADR neutrals, practitioners and users.
Anthony is involved with a number of military charities caring for the needs of service personnel and their families, as well as local and national charities. Married with three children and three grandchildren, Anthony enjoys, or suffers, supporting Northampton Saints with his family and has recently taken up sailing.