Dispute Resolution Panel
The Dispute Resolution Panel mediates and arbitrates disputes regarding the application
and interpretation of the Market Rules by the IESO and disputes that arise between
Market Participants, including the IESO.
Dr. Richard Beifuss - Secretary
Dr. Richard Beifuss has more than thirty years’ experience within Canadian industry as an engineering
consultant (employee and partner), and in its governmental civil service as a manager of technical resources
(electrical), project manager, technical expert, program manager and director. He developed guidelines on
project management and quality control for Public Works Canada. He has extensive expertise in alternative
(appropriate) dispute resolution in diverse claims (marine, transportation, buildings and real property management).
As Director of Contract Claims Management, he co-designed and implemented Public Works’
Contract Disputes Advisory Board (still used by PWGSC and the TD Bank) on behalf of the Minister.
He is a speaker and lecturer to groups (national and international) on ADR and Contract Claims Management
and Avoidance, and a designer and lecturer on arbitration for Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada and University of Waterloo (Conrad Grebel College), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for which
he obtained accreditation from the ADR Institute of Ontario. ADR Institute Canada- Arbitration Course
Educator / Examiner Final Exam. Vice President Education ADR Institute of Ontario ADR Institute Canada - Arbitration
Course Educator / Examiner Final Exam. Vice President Education ADR Institute of Ontario. Commerce
Clearing House (CCH) ADR FORUM The Canadian Journal of Dispute Resolution-Contributing Columnist ADR
Dispute Resolution Practice Manual - Co-Author.
Members of the Dispute Resolution Panel include:
- Dr. Richard Beifuss
- Mr. Mel Matthias
- Mr. Ken Selby
- Mr. Paul Walters
- Mr. Hal Wilkinson
All dispute resolution documents must be filed with the Secretary at the following address:
Secretary, Dispute Resolution Panel
655 Bay Street
P.O. Box 1