FTI Consulting’s Victoria Barr has been promoted to the role of Senior Director in the firm’s (young) Economic and Financial Consulting practice in South Africa. In the new role, which sees her relocate to South Africa from the UK, she will provide expert advice to clients and support South African practice leader, John Lisle, expand the firm’s regional footprint.
Victoria Barr joined FTI Consulting (FTI) in 2012 as a Senior Consultant, and, in 2014, was promoted to the role of Director. Prior to FTI, Barr was a Consultant at Frontier Economics between 2007 and 2012. Previous roles held by Barr, include Economy and Welfare Policy Officer for the UK Labour Party, for a five month stint; Consultant at The World Bank, for almost four years; Country Risk Analyst at Business Monitor International, for a little over a year; and Parliamentary Researcher for Richard Burden MP, where she started her career in 2003.
Barr holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and German from the University of Cambridge, a Post-graduate diploma in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Manchester.
FTI’s announcement names Barr as the Senior Director in the firm’s Economic & Financial Consulting practice in South Africa; the role sees Barr move to Cape Town, where she will work alongside practice leader, John Lisle, to develop the South African practice.
Barr joins FTI’s recently (2015) established Cape Town team, which provides economic and financial advice and expert witness services to a wide range of clients, in the areas of commercial disputes, economic regulation and competition policy. In her new role, Barr will leverage her extensive experience in economic regulation, public policy, economic development and competition issues for its clients in South Africa as the firm continues to expand its footprint in the region.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Lisle says that he is “delighted” that Barr is joining the South African practice to help it expand across the region. Adding that: “Over the past year, we have introduced FTI Consulting’s unique expertise and experience to clients in South Africa and we look forward to continuing our growth in the coming years. Victoria is an important addition to our team, and I know that she will be a great asset to our clients here.”