FTI Consulting Appoints Karin Ireton to Lead ESG & Sustainability Offering in South Africa
Johannesburg, 24 July 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Karin Ireton as a Senior Advisor and leader of the firm’s ESG & Sustainability offering in South Africa.
“We have seen tremendous growth in demand for our ESG and sustainability offering as clients embrace challenges and opportunities in their sustainability journey,” said Christo Roux, South Africa Leader at FTI Consulting. “The depth of Karin’s sustainability experience, coupled with her passion and cross-sector insights, will make her an asset to our growing roster of South African, pan-African and global clients.”
Ms. Ireton, who is based in Johannesburg, has spent almost a decade as an independent sustainability consultant advising government, corporations, international financial institutions and their boards on sustainable development, sustainable finance and the management of ESG and climate change risks in business practices. She is an experienced non-executive director of Exxaro Resources Limited and serves on the Exxaro Social and Ethics and Risk and Business Resilience Committees. Ms. Ireton chairs the Social and Ethics Committees of the Endangered Wildlife Trust and serves on the Camco Clean Energy Sustainable Business Committee, and is a member of the Institute of Directors Social and Ethics Forum.
During her career of more than 34 years, Ms Ireton has been a senior executive in sustainability roles at Standard Bank, Anglo American and Eskom. She is also a frequent speaker on sustainability issues and has written several prominent papers on the topic.
Miriam Wrobel, a Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of ESG & Sustainability at FTI Consulting, added, “We are thrilled to have Karin’s leadership in our South African ESG & Sustainability practice. Her deep experience in mining, financial services, and industrials expand our ability to help clients with their sustainability agenda and will be an asset to both our South African business and our global ESG & Sustainability practice.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Ireton said, “FTI Consulting has an impressive global platform and a talented team of experts who advise clients across the spectrum of ESG and sustainability-related issues. ESG is firmly on the boardroom agenda, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to help clients with their evolving approach, policies and practices in this crucial area.”
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.