FTI Consulting Expands Economic & Financial Consulting Practice in South Africa with the Appointment of Victoria Barr
Cape Town, 9 March 2016 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Victoria Barr as a Senior Director in the firm’s Economic & Financial Consulting practice in South Africa. Ms. Barr will be based in Cape Town.
The practice in South Africa, which is led by John Lisle, provides economic and financial advice and expert witness services to clients on issues relating to commercial disputes, economic regulation and competition policy. Since it was established in 2015, the team has been commissioned by clients to assist on a wide range of matters, including High Court litigation and Competition Commission enquiries.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Mr. Lisle said, "I am delighted that Victoria has joined me to help build our practice in South Africa and across the region. Over the past year, we have introduced FTI Consulting’s unique expertise and experience to clients in South Africa and we look forward to continuing our growth in the coming years. Victoria is an important addition to our team, and I know that she will be a great asset to our clients here.”
Ms. Barr is a professional economist and was previously based in FTI Consulting’s office in London. Her broad range of experience covers economic regulation, public policy, economic development and competition issues. Since 2011, Ms. Barr has specialised in regulatory economics in the energy, healthcare, telecommunications and water sectors. During a two year secondment at Monitor, the healthcare sector regulator in England, she acted as Deputy Director of Pricing, implementing large-scale reform of the payment system for the National Health Service (“NHS”). Before moving into the economic consulting sector, Ms. Barr had previously worked for the World Bank in Malawi and as a political and macroeconomic analyst, focused on the Middle East and Africa.
Ms. Barr holds a B.A. (Honors) in French and German and a post graduate diploma in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Economics from the University of Manchester.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. 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.