FTI Consulting Ireland has appointed Peter Reilly to the role of Director of Corporate Governance within the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. In his new role, Reilly will, among others, support the firm's clients deal with activist investors.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Peter Reilly worked as a Lead Analyst in the Northern Europe practice at Glass Lewis & Co, a provider of governance and proxy services. Previously, he worked as a (Senior) Research Analyst, after starting his career at the firm in 2013.
Reilly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University and a Master in Laws from Trinity College Dublin.
To boost FTI Consulting’s capacity in the area of shareholder activism, an increasingly complex issue with both positive and negative consequences for companies, Peter Reilly has been appointed to the role of Director of Corporate Governance within the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. In his new role, he is tasked with providing counsel to boards of directors and management teams to effectively engage with shareholders and activists, as well as address governance structure weaknesses. He will work out of the firm's Dublin office.
"Peter brings significant expertise that will undoubtedly benefit our clients in Europe and around the globe. He possesses a deep understanding of best practice, particularly in the areas of proxy advisor policy and analysis, executive compensation and environmental and social responsibility", comments Mark Kenny, a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment in Ireland.
Steven Balet, a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Activism and M&A Solutions practice at FTI Consulting, adds, “Governance is a priority for shareholders worldwide, and remuneration votes have begun to serve as a proxy for shareholder dissatisfaction. The addition of Peter extends FTI Consulting’s ability to help companies understand the current institutional shareholder views on best practices in corporate governance and remuneration policies in order to minimise the risk of shareholder activism and improve shareholder value for the long term.”