James Melville-Ross is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting and is based in London. He has extensive strategic communications experience, gained throughout a 25-year career that has included work in Europe and the Far East.
James has built a strong track record in providing senior counsel to companies in areas such as reputation management, financial communications, employee relations, issues management, media relations and capital markets transactions. Acting as a senior counsellor to some of the world’s best-known companies, particularly in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors, he has extensive investor, media and employee relations experience in connection with many high-profile situations.
James also brings wide ranging experience in the field of Crisis Communications, having handled many situations on behalf of companies whose reputation is under attack, including product recalls, investor activism, public protests, cyber breaches and more. He has co-authored a number of papers on the topic of crisis, including the ‘Anatomy of a crisis’ series and ‘The rise of the antagonist’.
James is a strong proponent for equality at work and in society and leads the Group’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in EMEA. He is an ambassador for the disability charity Scope, speaks and blogs on the topic of disability and his book about his disabled twins, Two for Joy, was published in 2016.