FTI Consulting welcomes five new Senior Managing Directors in London

08 January 2018 Consultancy.uk 6 min. read
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Global consulting firm FTI Consulting has promoted 23 professionals to Senior Managing Director across its network, including five senior advisors based in the firm’s London office.

Giles Barrie, a member of the Strategic Communications segment, one of the firm’s five large business units, has been with FTI Consulting since 2013. Since joining FTI, he has worked on a number of corporate and financial PR briefs, including work for Aviva, Blackstone, British Land, Capital & Regional, CBRE, Dalian Wanda, Exemplar, Hammerson, Helical Bar, hurleypalmerflatt, Nabarro, St George, Urban & Civic and Westfield. 

Barrie is a former Editor-in-Chief of Property Week who started in journalism at its predecessor Estates Times in 1988. He has also worked as News Editor at the architects’ paper Building Design and as Deputy Editor at Building magazine. During his time at Property Week he led the brand to the Professional Publishers Association Weekly Magazine of the Year award in 2007 and 2009 and to the PPA Business Media Brand of the Year title in 2012. He also led propertyweek.com to the Association of Online Publishers’ Editorial Team of the Year title in 2010 and the Business Website of the Year title in 2012.

Alex Deane joined FTI in August 2014, and is part of both the Public Affairs practice and its Corporate Communications practice in EMEA. Deane has more than 10 years’ experience in advocacy and works with professionals from across the firm, advising clients from the Healthcare, IT and Communications, Engineering, Energy, Chemical and Financial Services sectors.

Giles Barrie, Alex Deane, Bruno Campana, Julian Glass, Richard TurnerPrior to joining FTI Consulting, he served as Head of Public Affairs at global public relations firm Weber Shandwick, and before that he held positions at Bell Pottinger, a communications company, and at Big Brother Watch, a civil liberties campaigning organisation. Previously, he practised as a barrister and served as the Chief of Staff to Tim Collins and subsequently to David Cameron during their respective periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education in opposition.

Bruno Campana works in FTI’s Economic & Financial Consulting segment since 2011, with a focus on financial services. He is specialised in trading, valuing, and structuring and risk managing a wide range of securities, financial derivatives and structured products traded both on exchanges and on Over The Counter Markets, across various asset classes including equity, debt, foreign exchanges, money markets, commodities and energy. Campana advises Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Private Banks, Pension Funds, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors, Brokerage companies and Family Offices based in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and United States. Campana also has extensive experience on regulatory matters in the banking industry (Basel, CRD) and in the funds industry (AIFMD, UCITs).

Prior to joining FTI’s London office he worked as an Associate Director for Navigant Capital Markets Advisers (NCMA) in London – NCMA was the FSA regulated subsidiary of Navigant Consulting. Previously, he worked for Deloitte as part of the Capital Markets Services team at Deloitte Luxembourg, and for the Asset Management Alternative Investments (SGAM AI) wing of Société Générale in Paris.

Julian Glass works within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice. He has more than thirteen years’ forensic experience and has focused exclusively on forensic accounting assignments and financial investigations during this period, including financial crime investigations, regulatory proceedings and damages quantification. He is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a certified fraud examiner. 

Glass has UK and international experience in a wide range of financial crime and fraud engagements for public and private companies, regulators, governments, law firms and individuals across many industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, construction, manufacturing and consumer electronics. His financial crime experience spans bribery, corruption, procurement fraud, bid rigging, expenses fraud, sanctions, Ponzi schemes, price fixing and accounting fraud. He has experience of dealing with regulators and prosecutors including the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the UK Serious Fraud Office and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

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Richard Turner is a member of the Tax practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. With more than 20 years of experience, Turner has helped FTI Consulting establish itself as one of the leading tax advisory firms in life sciences in the UK since joining in 2013. He leads the firm’s tax and innovation services, including intellectual property planning, research and development incentives and the UK Patent Box. Turner advises on, among others, the licensing, acquiring and divesting of intellectual property rights, cross-border supply chain and transfer pricing, research and development incentive claims and tax strategies, serving both the private sector as well as governments and trade bodies.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Turner was a Partner at Deloitte and part of the UK Healthcare & Life Sciences leadership team. In this role, he worked with over 30 UK-headquartered companies in the sector and several global pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Prior to the Big Four firm, Turner worked as an International Tax Director for PowderJect Pharmaceuticals and Chiron Corporation, spending significant amounts of time in the United States, Germany and Italy.

“Many congratulations to this highly accomplished group of new Senior Managing Directors,” said Steven Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Each of these professionals has collaborated deeply with clients on significant matters, making a difference for those clients, and along the way, each has helped us build strong teams that harness the broad expertise of the global FTI Consulting platform. Their expertise, enthusiasm and commitment will further help us take this great firm forward.” 

Last year, 37 London-based advisors of FTI Consulting were recognised in the 2017 edition of Who's Who Legal list.