FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of four senior professionals to the Company’s Strategic Communications segment in Australia. Robert Hadler joins the firm as a Senior Advisor, Robert Skeffington joins as a Managing Director, Michael Morrison joins as a Senior Director and Steve Wright joins as a Director. Mr. Hadler and Mr. Wright will both be based in Melbourne, and Mr. Skeffington and Mr. Morrison will both be based in Sydney.
Mr. Hadler is one of Australia’s leading corporate affairs professionals. He has an extensive and successful track record of leading significant change communications initiatives and managing high-profile issues. His experience spans many industries while serving in senior roles at Coles Supermarkets, AWB Limited, National Australia Bank, Goodman Fielder, The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, National Farmers Federation, and as a former Canberra-based economics and London correspondent at The Australian newspaper. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Hadler will advise clients on reputation management at local, national and global levels, as well as lead complex stakeholder engagement projects.
Mr. Skeffington specialises in advising clients on stakeholder management, corporate communications, employee engagement and crisis management, and is highly regarded for his ability to embed public affairs into business strategy. Mr. Skeffington joins FTI Consulting after serving as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company for the past six years. In his new role, he will help to further strengthen FTI Consulting’s Public Affairs and Corporate Communications practices in Australia, as well as lead international client engagements.
Mr. Wright brings a strong background in industry leadership and business strategy to FTI Consulting. His expertise includes corporate communications, public affairs, capital markets communications, as well as bankruptcy and restructuring communications. Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Wright served as Executive Director of the Franchise Council of Australia and as The (Melbourne) Herald Sun's Chief Political Reporter. Mr. Wright has advised on some of Australia’s largest corporate transactions and will bring that experience to FTI Consulting, where in his new role he will advise clients undergoing significant moments of change, including mergers, restructurings and privatisations.
Mr. Morrison brings more than 20 years of financial markets experience serving as one of Australia’s leading analysts across a wide range of industries including equities, investment banking, strategic advisory, funds management, investor relations and communications. He has worked with a diverse group of both private and public companies across a number of sectors and geographies. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Morrison served as Head of Equities Research at RBS Australia (formerly ABN AMRO Australia). In his new role, Mr. Morrison will serve as a senior member of the Financial Communications practice team in Australia, helping corporate leaders navigate moments of transition, deliver a consistent and credible message to the market, and cultivate a stable, aligned and growing shareholder base.
“We are extremely fortunate to have attracted such a strong group of individuals to our team over the past few months,” said Paul Downie, Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. “These additions further bolster our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with top-quality strategic communications advice throughout Australia and our entire global network.”
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (fticonsulting.com) 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.