FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, announced on Sept. 29 the appointment of Nigel Churton, Member of the British Empire (“MBE”), as an International Senior Adviser within the Company’s Global Risk and Investigations Practice (“GRIP”). Churton will be based in London.
Churton has more than 30 years of experience providing counsel to clients on international affairs, security and commercial risks. He has developed pre-eminent security engineering and risk management security services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) and Asia Pacific, where he gained experience in the identification and acquisition of specialist niche businesses.
He also has extensive field experience specializing in intelligence and counter-terrorism activities, serving as an officer in the British Army for 11 years, for which he was awarded an MBE. In his new role, Churton will offer strategic guidance to clients across the EMEA region with respect to sustaining and protecting their business operations in challenging markets.
Sarah Keeling, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of GRIP in EMEA, commented, “With world-class knowledge of international affairs, Nigel is a great addition to our multi-national team. Nigel’s pedigree in risk, security and investigations will bolster our offering to businesses looking to navigate through opaque and complex jurisdictions.”
Churton joins FTI Consulting from Control Risks Group Ltd., an independent, global risk consultancy. He most recently served as vice chairman of the company, a role where he directed large projects and client relationships and served as a liaison with governments, agencies and regulators. Previously, Churton served as Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks for 17 years, where he oversaw the global expansion of the business. He first joined Control Risks as a consultant advising on corporate extortion and negotiation strategies.