John McGlue, Principal

John has more than 25 years experience as a communications and financial markets professional. In 2019, he was appointed as a member of the Takeovers Panel. He is a former Chairman Australia and Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting Strategic Communications, one of the world’s leading financial communications firms. He worked as an industrial equities analyst and institutional dealer with Porter Western (now part of Macquarie Equities) and later was the CEO of national group Australian Discount Stockbroking Limited. John then established Castle Gates Australia as an independent, specialist advisory firm providing confidential, value-added advice in a range of disciplines. In 2002, John acquired a 50% interest in financial PR firm Porter Novelli Perth. In 2008, the combined business was acquired by NYSE-listed FTI Consulting Inc. He is a former business editor and state political editor of The West Australian newspaper, and also a columnist with The Australian newspaper.