FTI appoints Stephen Day to head strategic comms.

Max Chuard

FTI Consulting said it has appointed Stephen Day as a Senior Managing Director in its Strategic Communications segment. He will be based in London.

Mr Day will report into John Waples, Vice Chairman of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) at FTI Consulting, and will lead a new cross-disciplinary team which will focus on campaigns and issues management with an emphasis on major international mandates, a growing area of demand for the firm’s clients.

Mr Day joins from Burson-Marsteller, where he had built the firm’s London Public and Corporate Affairs Division and led a number of the firm’s major London-based and international public and corporate affairs clients. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr Day was promoted to be Deputy Head of the EMEA Public Affairs Practice in 2015, Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and then London Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

He was listed in the PR Week UK Power Book Top Ten Industry Figures in Public Affairs and Political Communications from 2016-2018, and in 2017 was listed in the Financial Times’ “Outstanding” list of top 100 LGBTQ executives.

Mr Day started his career as an adviser to the Conservative Front Bench Trade and Industry Team and has served as an elected local government councillor.

Commenting on Mr Day’s appointment, Mr Waples said, “It is an exciting period of growth for our business. Stephen brings a flair of originality, deep client experience and an understanding of new demands in our industry. We are delighted he has joined as we continue to enhance our international footprint.”