Derek Firth is an Auckland Barrister practicing as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He is a Fellow of AMINZ and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute, UK. Derek has had a number of party and Court appointments under the ICC Rules and is one of the leading dispute resolution practitioners in New Zealand, particularly in construction, property and commercial disputes.
Derek is the New Zealand Alternate Director of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris) and has been appointed as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM).
He is Chairman of the Dilworth Trust Board, a Trustee of the Melanesian Trust Board; Chairman of BioDiesel Oils NZ Limited and a director of a number of companies in the InterTech Group in Australia.