Managing Director

Richard I. Hornung, Q.C. DSI’s Managing Director, has extensive experience in the resolution of commercial and industrial disputes.

Mr. Richard I. Hornung, Q.C., has a wealth of experience in ADR, Industrial Relations and law. He has served as Vice Chair of the Canada Labour Relations Board; Chair of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board; and, part time Vice Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board.


A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.A., LL.B.) and the London School of Economics (LL.M.), he began his career as a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta.  Thereafter, until his appointment to the Canada and Saskatchewn Labour Boards, was a senior partner in the private practice of law. He has extensive experience in the resolution of disputes and has been involved as a negotiator, mediator or arbitrator across a broad labour and commercial spectrum.


Mr. Hornung is a contributing author of the textbook: Collective Agreement Arbitration In Canada (2009) and the author of several reports and papers including a comprehensive public policy report on Construction Industry Labour Relations.


Recognized for his expertise, he is frequently invited to speak at conferences. He instructed at an annual course in Mediation at Harvard Law School (Program of Instruction for Lawyers), and is a member of: the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA); the Ontario Labour‑Management Arbitrators Association (OLMAA); and, the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC).


Recent engagements include the following:

- CROA Panel Member

- Mediated an agreement to the Saskatchewan Nurses dispute


‑ Mediated a successful conclusion to Sask. Teacher's dispute


‑ Named Arbitrator: Canada Post/CUPW; CAW/NavCan; TELUS/TWU;   Evraz/USWA; Unifor

‑ Mediator of new Collective Bargaining Unit structure at the University of Saskatchewan

‑ Chairman of the Alberta Medical Fees Dispute Arbitration


‑ Designed and implemented a dispute resolution process for RCMP's Air Services Division

‑ Senior Adjudicator, Indian Residential School Claims