FTI Consulting boosts APAC leadership

Paul Downie and Paul Marriott both appointed regional chairmen in Asia-Pacific.

Paul Marriott
Paul Marriott

FTI Consulting has promoted two of its senior executives to leadership roles across the Asia-Pacific region.

Paul Downie has been appointed chairman of Southeast Asia & Australia, while Paul Marriott has been made chairman of Asia.

Downie (pictured) has relocated from Sydney, where he was head of FTI’s Australia practice, to Singapore to take up his new role.

He will be responsible for growing the agency’s business in Southeast Asia, together with his ongoing role in Australia, working closely with Shaun Duffy, who has operational responsibility for Australia, and Tom Evrard, who will have operational responsibility for Southeast Asia.

Marriott has moved from FTI’s London office to Hong Kong to take on his new role, which oversees the firm’s business in Greater China, India, Japan and Korea.

He will continue to work closely with Andrew Walton, global head of financial services in London to further develop FTI’s financial services offering globally and seek to drive new business in Asia.

Edward Reilly, global CEO of the strategic communications division at FTI, said: "Having two such accomplished leaders, such as Paul and Paul, is a tremendous development for our established franchise in APAC and for the business as a whole."

In addition, former chairman of APAC strategic communications, Ray Bashford, has moved to a special advisor role in the region. 

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