FTI Consulting Enhances Disputes and Valuations Capabilities in Australia

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30

FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the appointment of John-Henry Eversgerd and Fiona Hansen as Senior Managing Directors within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, enhancing the firm’s disputes and valuation strength in Australia. Mr. Eversgerd will be based in Sydney, and Ms. Hansen will be based in Melbourne.

“Our clients in Australia increasingly need more specialised expertise to help them deal with complex disputes and valuation issues. We often leverage the broad expertise of our colleagues across FTI Consulting’s global platform to serve our clients, but we are very pleased to add such depth to our team in Australia,” said Dawna Wright, Leader of the Australian Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice at FTI Consulting. “We have known John-Henry and Fiona for many years, and I’m excited to have them on board. Their complementary expertise in both contentious and non-contentious valuations is a great addition to our platform in Australia and globally.”

Mr. Eversgerd specialises in technical valuation analysis to help clients with the quantification of economic loss and damage, transactions, strategy, financial reporting and tax requirements. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the valuation of shares, businesses, intellectual property, contracts, debt and other investment instruments. He joins FTI Consulting from PPB Advisory, where he led the firm’s Disputes and Valuations practice in Sydney.

From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Eversgerd was Chair of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s NSW chapter of the Business Valuation Special Interest Group. He is an editorial advisory board member of Business Valuation Resources, an honorary associate of Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre and has lectured at the University of Melbourne as part of its graduate accounting program.

Ms. Hansen, who also joins FTI Consulting from PPB Advisory, has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business valuations. She specialises in the valuation of intangible assets and financial instruments and in preparing independent expert reports (fairness opinions) for shareholder approval for transactions that include schemes of arrangements, acquisitions, related party transactions and recapitalisations.

Ms. Hansen has been the Chair of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s Business Valuations Specialisation in Victoria since 2016. She is also the National Chair for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the State Chair in Victoria.