London, 21 Aug. 2014 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Alex Deane as a Managing Director in the firm's Strategic Communications segment. Mr. Deane joins the segment's Public Affairs practice. He will be based in London.
Mr. Deane brings more than 10 years of experience in advocacy to FTI Consulting, and joins from the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick, where he served as Head of Public Affairs. Mr. Deane has worked with numerous high profile individuals and companies in a senior advisory capacity. In his new role, Mr. Deane will collaborate with the firm’s strong government relations and regulatory communications professionals throughout the global network to grow the firm’s Public Affairs offering in London.
Commenting on the appointment, John Waples, Head of Strategic Communications in the UK, said, "We are delighted to bring Alex on board. As a Westminster veteran with a proven track record of success, he's the right person to grow our existing Public Affairs offering in London.”
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick in 2011, Mr. Deane was David Cameron’s first chief of staff and served as an adviser for the Australian Liberal Party's re-election campaign under John Howard. Mr. Deane has also practised as a barrister and served as the founding Director of Big Brother Watch, a prominent civil liberties campaigning organisation.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Deane said, “I'm really excited about taking my career, and the FTI Consulting Public Affairs offer, forward with this move.”
Mr. Deane regularly appears on national and international media outlets as a political commentator. He is an elected Common Councilman in the City of London Corporation, serving on the main decision-making body in the Square Mile, the Policy and Resources Committee.
About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on , and LinkedIn.