Former UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire O’Neill Joins FTI Consulting as Senior Advisor
London, 7 June 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that Rt Hon Claire O’Neill has been appointed as a Senior Advisor in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) region within the firm’s Strategic Communications segment.
In her role at FTI Consulting, Ms. O’Neill will advise clients on sustainability issues, particularly in the financial services sector, and on the implications and likely impact of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. She was a UK Member of Parliament from 2010-2019 and held several ministerial positions, including Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth. In this role, she attended Cabinet and led a number of government initiatives, including the UK clean growth and green finance strategies, and negotiated the world’s first public-private offshore wind sector deal. She also brought forward the UK’s net zero legislation and led the UK’s winning bid to host COP26.
Ms. O’Neill is the Managing Director for Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a global, CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Prior to entering politics, Ms. O’Neill worked for a global consultancy and as an investment banker in London and New York.
Commenting on her appointment, Simon Lewis, Vice Chairman of the EMEA region and Global Head of Financial Services in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, “We are delighted to welcome Claire to FTI Consulting. She has a track record of major achievements during her time in government, is highly respected across the sustainability sector and also has experience of banking and consultancy.”
Ms. O’Neill added, “I am delighted to join FTI Consulting as a Senior Advisor. Sustainability is the top concern in many boardrooms. It is crucial to combine this focus with other business priorities to create lasting impact. FTI Consulting’s global reach and comprehensive advisory capabilities offer the ideal platform for me to continue this work.”
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.