Corporate Governance Expert Peter Reilly Joins FTI Consulting in Ireland
London, 15 December, 2016 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced it has strengthened the firm’s global governance, shareholder engagement and compensation advisory capabilities with the appointment of Peter Reilly as Director, Corporate Governance in the Strategic Communications segment.
Mr. Reilly joins FTI Consulting from Glass Lewis, a leading independent provider of global governance services, where he led the analysis of corporate governance, executive compensation and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) practices of companies listed in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries.
Based in Dublin, Mr. Reilly will partner with FTI Consulting’s corporate governance experts across Europe and North America, extending the firm’s advisory capabilities in the market practices of corporate governance, shareholder engagement and activism defence.
“Governance practices are receiving increased scrutiny across all developed capital markets. Peter brings significant expertise that will undoubtedly benefit our clients in Europe and around the globe,” said Mark Kenny, a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment in Ireland. “He possesses a deep understanding of best practice, particularly in the areas of proxy advisor policy and analysis, executive compensation and environmental and social responsibility.”
With global shareholder activism on the rise – and with escalating focus on governance, sustainability and executive compensation from both activists and institutional investors – boards of directors and management teams are seeking informed counsel that will allow them to effectively engage with shareholders and address any perceived weaknesses in their respective governance structures.
“Governance is a priority for shareholders worldwide, and remuneration votes have begun to serve as a proxy for shareholder dissatisfaction,” said Steven Balet, a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Activism and M&A Solutions practice at FTI Consulting. “The addition of Peter extends FTI Consulting’s ability to help companies understand the current institutional shareholder views on best practices in corporate governance and remuneration policies in order to minimise the risk of shareholder activism and improve shareholder value for the long term.”
Mr. Reilly possesses a Master’s Degree in Law from Trinity College in Dublin, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics and Law from Dublin City University.
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FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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