FTI Consulting Appoints Jon Rowell as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services Practice in Asia
Hong Kong, 26 Aug. 2015 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Jon Rowell as Senior Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong.
Commenting on Mr. Rowell’s appointment, Rod Sutton, Chairman of the Asia Pacific region of FTI Consulting said, “Jon’s exceptional reputation and track record of success in developing and leading forensic businesses makes him the ideal leader to both enhance and entrench FTI Consulting’s Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice in the Asian region. I am very excited to welcome Jon to the team. His significant global experience and strong background in dispute advisory, valuation and financial investigation matters will be of immense value to our clients throughout Asia and will complement the work of our existing teams.”
With more than 25 years’ professional services experience, Mr. Rowell has specialised in dispute consulting, expert witness and forensic accounting work for the last 18 years. He has led more than 70 matters as an independent accounting expert, an expert determiner, a consulting expert and an investigating accountant and has provided expert evidence and determinations on more than 30 occasions. Mr. Rowell has substantial experience leading matters involving the quantification of damages in complex commercial, joint venture, post-acquisition and intellectual property disputes. He has also worked with clients to investigate allegations of financial fraud, bribery and corruption, price fixing and breaches of directors’ duties. In his new role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Rowell will lead the firm’s service offerings in forensic accounting, financial investigations and dispute advisory in the Asia region.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rowell said, “I am very excited to be joining a pre-eminent global firm specialising in forensic and litigation consulting matters. Working with an enviable global network of experts and specialist teams, I am looking forward to helping clients resolve their complex business challenges.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Rowell has worked across a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, energy and natural resources, pharmaceuticals, construction, manufacturing, consumer products and healthcare. He has been involved in many high profile and complex matters, including the assessment of the financial impact of the introduction of plain packaging legislation on the value of an international tobacco company’s cigarette brands, the quantification of damages suffered by thousands of customers of a global packaging company as a consequence of allegations of price-fixing, the investigation of allegations of corruption within the Asian-based subsidiary of a Fortune 500 business services company, the quantification of losses suffered by the investors in a collapsed listed financial services business and the quantification of the underpayment of commissions suffered by the franchisees of a listed telecommunications business as a consequence of misleading conduct.
Mr. Rowell has valuable, global experience having worked on matters in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Switzerland and throughout the Asia Pacific region. He is joining FTI Consulting from boutique Australian advisory firm, McGrathNicol, where he co-founded and led its Forensic practice for nine years. Prior to joining McGrathNicol, Mr. Rowell was an Executive Director of KPMG’s Forensic practice in Australia and a Senior Manager in its Audit and Forensic practices in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Rowell is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand. He has an Honours degree in Economics, Banking and Finance from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. 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 4,400 employees located in 27 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 $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.