Tory lobbyist Stephen Day resurfaces in partner post at FTI
The former Burson Marsteller boss will focus on crisis communications and issues management.
Public affairs stalwart Stephen Day has joined FTI consulting as a partner four months after leaving Burson Masteller.
In the new role, Day leads a new cross-disciplinary team focussing on campaigns, crisis communcations and issues management.
His arrival is not expected to have an impact on the work of FTI’s UK public affairs team led by Alex Deane, although insiders suggested there would be some crossover. Both Day and Deane and report to FTI’s EMEA vice chair John Waples.
Commenting on the appointment, 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 expand our international footprint."
Day joined Burson-Marsteller to oversee UK public affairs in 2014. The agency named Day as CEO of its UK operations in July last year and he quietly slipped out of the firm a year later – around the same time that veteran Tory lobbyist Kevin Bell announced that he was to stand down from his post as worldwide president at the firm, now called Burson, Cohn & Wolfe.
Day was briefly the youngest Conservative councillor in the country at the age of 21 and is also a former managing director of Portcullis Public Affairs.