John McConchie is a labour arbitrator and mediator, and now retired non-practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia (member since 1979). John holds an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia (1978). He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979. Not long after, he worked with Don Munroe as legal assistant to the Chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board from 1980 to 1981, as an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia from 1992 to 1996, and as a founding adjudicator for the B.C. Employment Standards Tribunal from 1995 to 2000. Since 1995, John has been offering his services as an arbitrator and mediator and has issued many decisions in the public and private sectors regarding all manner of labour relations disputes.

John has a special love for training and has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops over the years on a variety of workplace law subjects. He claims he is now working on a book but will only say that it is not about computer programming or automated systems, subjects which he took to in a big way after the first IBM PCs hit the store shelves. He says he had no idea these subjects were so boring to other people until he quit getting luncheon invitations sometime in the early 2000s and figured he had put two and two together.