Professional Dispute Resolution Services LTD

Background and Experience


Previous roles

Mike has a background in senior Human Resources and operational management positions in the Department of Labour (now incorporated into MBIE). These include Assistant Commissioner of Apprenticeship, Senior Advisory Officer, Registrar of Unions, Human Resources Manager (I.R. Service) and Chief Labour Inspector.

Present Services

From 2003 until 2016 Mike was employed by MBIE as a specialist employment mediator.  Mike, through his company PDRS Ltd, continues to provide mediation services to MBIE as a contracted service provider and also through PDRS Ltd provides specialist mediation services direct to clients.


Mike has a Master’s degree in Public Policy, a Diploma in Industrial Relations from Victoria University and has completed the Monash University (Mount Eliza) advanced management programme. He holds LEADR accreditation as a mediator and is a current professional member of the Resolution Institute.

Mike has been a finalist and a runner up as “Mediator of the Year” in the New Zealand Law Awards. He has also authored and presented papers to a range of organisations and conferences including the NZ Employment Law Conference.

My Work

As a mediator Mike has a wealth of experience in resolving employment relationship problems including;

  • Personal Grievance claims
  • Employment Contract disputes
  • Industrial disputes including collective bargaining matters

Mike has often been the mediator of choice for parties where there has been significant industrial action, including strikes and lockouts, in bargaining or industrial dispute situations.

Mike Feely


Mike Feely – Principal

MPP., Dip. I.R., LEADR accredited

027 475 9349 or +64 4 475 9349