Ryan joined the College’s board of Directors in 2019. He currently supports the College in maintaining and advancing standards, event organisation and website development.
His contributions to access and inclusion within mediation were recognised by the College of Mediators and The Civil Mediation Council when he was awarded community mediator of the year 2018-2019.
He is a Family Mediator, FMC accredited to mediate financial and child arrangements, qualified civil and commercial mediator, disability mediator, qualified master mentor/coach and provides disability awareness training.
Ryan has completed over 500 mediations. He co-founded the disability mediation standards and sits on the working group for the equality and diversity standards.
You could describe Ryan as tenacious after having approximately 200 operations due to multiple eye conditions. Although being a blind mediator has many hurdles, he has managed to overcome these by refining and developing his mediation techniques/processes.
Memberships: College of Mediators, Family Mediation Council, Family Mediator’s Association, European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Ryan is an advocate for disability rights and has worked alongside the Equality and Human Rights Commission and was a Samaritans for 9 years.
He runs his own successful mediation company Access Mediation Services.
I passionately want to see the college grow in membership and become the beacon of excellence in the field of meditation and good governance.
Please contact me if you want to know more about the college's finances.
Jonathan Grosskopf FCA MSc
Before becoming a mediator, I was a Business Development Manager in the Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors for nineteen years
I first trained as a community mediator in 2003 and volunteered in that role until 2008. I was immediately offered the Service Manager position at Kingston Friends Mediation based on my business development background.
I successfully secured funding for intergeneration Mediation (16 and 17-year-olds) for four consecutive years. Additionally, I secured funding, enabling peer Mediation training in six schools in three London Boroughs.
I was recognised as a family mediator in 2007 and as a Professional Practice Consultant in 2011.
I classify myself as a Family Justice Practitioner and Academic. My MSc in Psychology and PhD in Law focused on identifying and screening for domestic violence in family Mediation.
I have substantial experience developing training programmes for mediators with my last substantive role as Programme Leader/Subject Matter Expert (Mediation) at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.