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New chief negotiator for Acas.

ARBITRATION and conciliation service Acas has announced a new chief conciliator who takes the lead on trying to resolve high-profile industrial disputes.

David Prince, the service's regional director in London and the South East, will take over from Peter Harwood next month.

Brendan Barber, who chairs Acas, said: "Peter Harwood has given outstanding service assisting in the resolution of countless difficult disputes.

" David's wealth of experience in employment relations with both employees and employers will be invaluable in his new role.

"David had overall responsibility for dispute prevention and resolution during the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"His strategic role and his team's hard work ensured that the Games remained dispute free."

Mr Barber said: "Research has shown that our collective conciliation work brings a very significant benefit to the economy, assessed as PS76 for every PS1 spent.

"This is because of the potential impact when disputes are not resolved."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2014
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