BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Tommy Wakefield-Smith as a Senior Managing Director within the firm’s Construction Solutions practice in Australia.
Mr. Wakefield-Smith, who is based in Brisbane, is an international construction expert and testifying forensic delay analyst with more than 20 years of experience in engineering and construction projects across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), and Australia. A member of the Academy of Experts since 2012, Mr. Wakefield Smith is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a highly regarded Construction Expert Witness.
In his role at FTI Consulting, Mr. Wakefield-Smith will provide expert forensic delay analysis, project planning and project controls services in support of lawyers and industry clients in Australia and internationally.
“In today’s increasingly complex construction environment, our clients turn to us for advice across all phases of a project life cycle,” said Stephen Rae, Head of the Construction Solutions practice in Australia. “Tommy brings with him a wealth of expertise having worked on some of the largest projects throughout EMEA. In addition to being a testifying delay and disruption expert, Tommy’s experience in project management, risk management and project planning will help our clients looking to achieve the best possible solutions to their operational challenges.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Wakefield-Smith held senior appointments at consulting firms TBH and HKA before leading his own practice as Managing Director of Synel Consulting. He has gained international experience on major international construction projects, including the £16 billion London Crossrail project, a US$3 billion airport terminal in the United Arab Emirates and a US$10 billion power station in South Africa.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Wakefield-Smith said, “FTI Consulting is known as a trusted advisor to clients, courts and tribunals who are involved in major projects and tackling the most significant disputes in the world. I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we develop and implement holistic solutions to solve our clients’ most pressing business challenges.”
About FTI Consulting
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 7,800 employees located in 31 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 $3.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2022. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalised and independently managed. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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