FTI Consulting Makes Key Senior Appointments Across Australia

February 10, 2014

FTI Consulting is delighted to announce a series of senior appointments across the country put in place to further enhance our leadership team and provide our clients with unparalleled capabilities and resources in the market.

Joining FTI Consulting in Senior Managing Director or Advisory roles are:

  • Andrew Bantock, former CFO of Glencore International Plc's Australian nickel division and Chairman of The Audit Committee and non-executive director of Water Corporation, Western Australia's water utility;
  • David Beatty, founding Director of Hindal Corporate and former Executive Director at Credit Suisse;
  • Robin Levison, former CEO of Industrea Limited and Global Strategy Director for GE Mining, and current Chairman of ASX listed PPK Group Ltd; and
  • Alan Williamson, a well-regarded retail, operational turnaround consultant and adviser in the government affairs arena with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries.

Each brings with them a wealth of experience to help further support our clients in overcoming complex business challenges.

Mr. Bantock, who has gained a deep understanding of value enhancing strategies through his various CEO, CFO, and Managing Director roles for the mining and mining services industries, will be based in our Perth office.

Mr. Beatty, who has provided financial consulting services to numerous medium to large companies across a range of industries, and has also been involved in many significant merger and acquisition and divestment transactions, will support our clients in Melbourne.

Joining our Brisbane office, Mr. Levison is a highly qualified and experienced business leader with a proven track record in supporting both ASX and NZX publically listed companies over the last 12 years in the areas of accounting, finance and audit, debt finance and capital raising.

Mr. Williamson, who will be based in FTI Consulting's Sydney office, is well connected at the most senior levels of business and government affairs in Australia. During a 12-year tenure at textile and military apparel manufacturer, Bruck Group, he employed various performance improvement practices to lead the company from the brink of collapse to becoming the sole significant sized weaving and fabric producer in Australia.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Bantock, Mr. Beatty, Mr. Levison and Mr. Williamson to the FTI Consulting Asia Pacific team. As distinguished professionals in each of their respective fields and industries, this highly-qualified group possesses a unique and deep understanding of how different Australian businesses operate and more significantly, how these companies can enhance their enterprise value.

This group joins our most seasoned leaders in the Asia Pacific region who deliver compelling and comprehensive solutions through our market-leading business practices of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. Given their vast experience and demonstrated strategic leadership, we're confident that this newly appointed team will enhance our service offerings across all segments of the firm and bring tremendous value to FTI Consulting clients.

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