FTI Consulting Appoints HSBC’s Paul Harris as Managing Director in the Strategic Communications Segment
London, 5 December 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Paul Harris as a Managing Director in its financial services team within its Strategic Communications segment in London. Mr Harris will assume his new role on 6 January 2020.
Mr Harris brings approximately 20 years of financial services communications experience, most recently from HSBC, where he was a senior communications manager responsible for devising the external affairs strategy for the bank’s main strategic initiatives, including taking a prominent role in the bank’s sustainability and climate change communications.
Prior to this, Mr Harris was Regional Head of Communications for the Middle East and North Africa at HSBC. He previously held senior communications roles at Goldman Sachs and Aviva plc and, prior to that, spent five years at the communications advisory firm Tulchan. His areas of expertise include issues management, executive positioning and employee engagement, as well as providing CEO and executive board-level counsel in support of corporate and commercial strategy.
In his role at FTI Consulting, Mr Harris will work with colleagues across the firm’s financial services franchise globally to provide strategic communications advice to a broad array of clients.
Neil Doyle, a Senior Managing Director and Head of UK Financial Services in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, “Paul’s unique combination of in-house and agency experience will be of great value to our growing global client base. Paul has a proven ability to advise large institutions on complex, multi-stakeholder communications challenges at a time of significant change, and we’re excited to welcome him to FTI Consulting.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Harris said, “I have worked closely with FTI Consulting for many years and have always been highly impressed with their breadth of understanding, depth of skill and considered judgement. I’m delighted to be joining what is the market-leading financial services franchise at such an important moment for both the firm and the financial services sector.”
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