John Waples is a Senior Managing Director and the Vice Chairman of FTI Consulting EMEA. He is also the UK Head of its Strategic Communications practice, and is based in London.
John joined the FTI Consulting in February 2010. Prior to that he had been at The Sunday Times for 16 years, of which the last four and a half years were as Business Editor and the previous four years as Deputy Business Editor.
John has spent a total of 25 years in journalism starting on the Harlow Gazette, a local newspaper in Essex and then moving to Estates Times, a commercial property newspaper. During his extensive career he has won a number of awards and was twice shortlisted for the UK Press Gazette Business journalist of the year award. He was appointed head of the London office in 2011.