Deane gets senior managing director gig at FTI Consulting
Head of public affairs is promoted after winning clients such as such as Trans Adriatic Pipeline.
FTI Consulting UK public affairs chief Alex Deane has been promoted to the role of senior managing director.
The Conservative-supporting lobbyist and ardent Brexiteer is one of five individuals to be promoted to senior managing director within FTI’s strategic communications division.
Announcing the move, strategic communications division leader Mark McCall stated: “These individuals represent the vast industry expertise, interdisciplinary experience and geographical breadth that our clients seek in the face of major financial, regularity and reputational challenges and opportunities.”
Deane, a prolific tweeter and frequent Sky News pundit, joined FTI in 2014 as head of public affairs after spells at Weber Shandwick and Bell Pottinger. He also briefly worked for David Cameron while the Tories were in opposition. “His advice is informed by a career in politics, which included serving as chief of staff to David Cameron,” stated a press notice issued by FTI.
FTI Consulting recently plugged the gaps in its public affairs team with a clutch of new hires, including former Labour MP Gemma Doyle. It now lists public affairs 48 clients and 29 staff on the APPC register – up from 41 clients and 24 staff a year ago.
In the past year, FTI has split from clients including Byron Hamburgers and Deliveroo but won business with organisations such as Trans Adriatic Pipeline, a controversial 4.5 billion Euro project to transport natural gas from Greece via Albania and the Adriatic Sea to Italy and further to Western Europe. FTI has also held on to long-serving clients such as Mastercard and Imperial Tobacco.