WEDNESDAY 10 FEB 2021 10:43 AM


Julian Lambertin joins the segment from Weber Shandwick, where he was executive vice president of global strategy and insights. Kate Brader joins as managing director, bringing extensive experience in crisis management supporting the growth of the firm’s new comprehensive crisis management and crisis communications offering.

FTI Consulting announced the appointment of Lambertin as a managing director and head of data and analytics, EMEA. Based in Germany, Lambertin's role forms part of the firm’s rapidly expanding digital & insights practice across continental Europe and the UK, focused on reputation analytics, insights and strategy planning across its client base.

Lambertin is an experienced strategist and was the former executive vice president of global strategy and insights at Weber Shandwick, where he led market teams across several service brands in data science, business consulting and market research. His multi-market experience covers industries such as automotive, consumer goods, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and telecommunications, as well as NGO and governmental bodies and the public sector.

The consultancy also launched its crisis+ service offering supported by the appointment of Kate Brader as a managing director within the strategic communications segment, based in London.

Crisis+ supports clients with their preparation for incidents through developing crisis management as a strategic and cross-functional capability and provides real-time guidance and implementation to respond and recover when crises hit, delivered by a dedicated team of crisis experts with communications at its core. Some of the key services include resilience reviews, a crisis+ on-call service and a dedicated team for rapid deployment in the event of a live incident. The offering is integrated with and underpinned by FTI Consulting’s cross-firm expertise in areas including cybersecurity and data privacy, business transformation, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring.

Brader, a crisis communications and crisis management specialist, brings deep expertise in managing high-profile live incidents, from cybersecurity attacks to physical health and safety events, or the impact of external issues such as the obesity epidemic. She has led reviews of global crisis management and business continuity management systems, as well as the development of crisis management functions, capabilities and culture.

John Waples, EMEA vice chairman and head of the strategic communications segment in the UK at FTI Consulting, says, “Being able to offer this comprehensive support to our clients, through crisis+, is an exciting moment. Kate’s appointment emphasizes our commitment to providing fully integrated crisis counsel to our clients during these challenging times, I know she will be a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients.”