FTI Consulting, a global consulting firm that focuses on business consulting and financial advisory, has appointed Alex Deane as Managing Director in its Public Affairs practice. Deane joins from public relations firm Weber Shandwick.
Alex Deane has more than 10 years of experience in the field of PR, communication and crisis management. At FTI Consulting, he has been appointed as Managing Director in its Public Affairs practice, with a focus on Strategic Communications. Deane, who will be based in London, will be responsible for further building FTI's branding and growing its market share in the field. John Waples, Head of Strategic Communications in the UK: “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.”
“I'm really excited about taking my career, and the FTI Consulting Public Affairs offer, forward with this move,” commented Deane on his appointment. In addition to his work at FTI Consulting, Deane will also act as an elected Common Councilman in the City of London Corporation, a role he took on in 2011.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Deane worked as the Head of Public Affairs at global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. During this time, he worked with numerous high profile individuals and companies. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick in 2011, Deane held various positions. Between 2009 and 2011, he served as the Director of Bell Pottinger Group, a full-service communications company, and the founding Director of Big Brother Watch, a prominent civil liberties campaigning organisation. From 2005 to 2009, he practised as a barrister and prior to that, between 2004 and 2005, he first served as the Chief of Staff to Tim Collins and subsequently as the Chief of Staff to David Cameron.
Deane has a Bachelor’s degree English from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree International Studies/International Relations from the Griffith University. In addition, he has a graduate diploma in Law of the City University in London.