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Andrew Stokes

  • Senior Director
  • T: +61 2 8298 6114
  • F: +61 2 8247 8099
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    • Level 15, 50 Pitt Street
    • Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • Australia
    • T: +61 2 8247 8000
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Andrew Stokes is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate & Public Affairs practice and based in Sydney. He has worked in public relations and journalism for 25 years and has advised major corporations, both listed and unlisted, on their communications strategies. He has wide experience in crisis relations and issues management, media relations and M&A communications.

Since joining FTI Consulting in 2005 Andrew has worked on a number of major transactions including Sinosteel’s successful takeover of Midwest Corporation, the Seven Network’s merger with WesTrac and Westpac’s merger with St George Bank. He has worked on a number of cross-border transactions including those by Chinalco, Sinochem, CGNPC and Hunan Valin.

He has assisted companies such as Baulderstone Hornibrook, Brambles, James Hardie, Xstrata Coal and Luna Park Sydney to develop positive profiles and deal with significant business issues. He has also regularly provided media training to clients.

Andrew has also worked in public relations on both sides of the Tasman. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was a senior account director for New Zealand PR firm NBPR. As leader of their Auckland office he worked on clients including Inghams, where he developed and implemented a communications strategy in the face of anti-GM protests, Rail America (takeover communications and government liaison) and Wellington Airport (a campaign for new airport charges). As a journalist Andrew spent more than a decade reporting on finance and economics, with positions in Sydney, Canberra and London, the latter as a European correspondent. He has reported on politics and trade and edited a business newspaper in New Zealand.

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