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FTI Consulting strengthens Public Affairs practice in Brussels with the appointment of Sir Philip Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Sir Philip Lowe as Senior Advisor in the Public Affairs practice within the firm's Strategic Communications segment. He will be based out of London and Brussels.

Sir Philip has had a distinguished career in government and business. Following a period in the manufacturing industry in the UK, he joined the European Commission in 1973, and held a range of senior positions as Chef de Cabinet and Director in the fields of regional development, agriculture, transport and administration, before becoming Director-General of Development in 1997. From September 2002 to February 2010, he was Director-General for Competition and after that, until the end of 2013, Director-General for Energy. From 2013 until the beginning of this year, Sir Philip served as a non-executive Board Member of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.

Commenting on today's announcement, Julia Harrison, Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner of Brussels in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, "It is great that Philip is joining FTI Consulting. This is a real hands-on role and his experience and strategic insight will uniquely position the Company to advise clients on strategic issues such as cross-border M&A, complex investigations and global policy trends where the EU has become a major point of engagement.”

Sir Philip will bring his extensive experience in European policy and regulation to FTI Consulting as the firm continues to expand its Public Affairs practice.