LONDON — FTI Consulting has appointed Matthew Conway as a managing director within its strategic communication segment, to support the growth of the firm’s financial services advisory team in EMEA.

Conway joins FTI Consulting from UK Finance, the trade association for the financial services and banking sector, where he most recently served as director of strategic policy, leading on the UK government’s Financial Services and Markets Bill, regulatory reform, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. His 30 years of experience in public and regulatory policy includes senior roles at Lloyds Banking Group, Ofcom and the British civil service.

In his new role, Conway will provide FTI Consulting’s UK and global financial services clients with advice and support on the fast-moving UK regulatory environment, working closely with the firm’s financial services specialists in London, Brussels and Washington, DC.

Neil Doyle, a senior managing director and head of EMEA financial services in the strategic communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, “As we head into a period of significant regulatory change in the UK financial services sector, especially given the potential for policy divergence with Europe under a new UK Government, our clients are looking to FTI Consulting for insights and counsel on the direction of travel.

“Matthew’s deep understanding of the complex regulatory landscape, along with his deep relationships across the sector, will enhance our existing public affairs offering, providing clients with a unique proposition as they look to navigate a period of change.”

Conway added: “Jurisdictions around the world recognise that financial services regulation needs to promote innovation and economic growth while maintaining high standards of protection. As the UK, EU, US and others pursue these reforms, firms face an increasingly complicated political, policy and regulatory environment. I’m delighted to be joining FTI Consulting to help our clients navigate the choppy waters ahead with my experience working on both sides of the regulatory-policy fence.”