At the outset of 2020, public affairs wizard Julia Harrison rose from her longtime position of managing partner to become Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Public Affairs & Government Relations with FTI Consulting. Specializing in political and strategic communications with more than three decades of public affairs experience, in her professional life Harrison emphasizes delivering board-level advice to manage change and resolve disputes.
Harrison is a founding board member of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and has worked extensively to raise funds for her alma mater of Downing College. Previous to her achievements working with FTI Consulting, Harrison founded Brussels-based public affairs consulting startup Blueprint, a company that was eventually sold to FTI. She also held the title of CEO of public affairs for Europe with Fleishman-Hillard for 16 years. Harrison earned a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Cambridge.
Areas of expertise
Political and strategic communications, Public affairs, Board-level advice.
FTI Consulting serves the public sector through two separate but related practices: the Public Sector & Government Contracts group assists businesses through all phases of contracting, including complying with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other government regulatory requirements, assisting clients implement or enhance existing internal controls to mitigate risks of noncompliance, preparing for and responding to government auditors, efficiently managing government business, and controlling the dispute process through risk avoidance, alternative dispute resolution procedures and litigation support; and the Public Sector Solutions group delivers a comprehensive suite of services, including Financial and Performance Improvement, Risk Management & Forensic Consulting, Economic & Public Policy, Technology & Data Analytics, and Strategic Communications.
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 6,900 employees located in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities.
In an environment of ever-shifting funding priorities and regulatory requirements, government contractors benefit from the support of experts through every stage of a contract’s life cycle. FTI Consulting provides a wide array of government contractor advisory services that address the strategic, financial, operational, reputational, regulatory and capital needs of large and small prime contractors and subcontractors. Clients lean on our senior professionals’ regulatory and industry expertise, and our track record of success advising clients in industries such as aerospace and defense, biotechnology, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, government services, software and technology.
Public Sector Solutions
The public sector must address diverse operational and financial challenges across a broad spectrum of departments and organizations. Governments and public sector agencies around the world rely on FTI Consulting for strategies that enhance revenues, identify and execute cost saving measures, and strategically maximize value.
How We Help
Drawing upon decades experience and expertise across multiple disciplines, we partner with our clients to provide tailored solutions that strengthen financial and operational performance, improve decision making, and increase accountability and transparency.
Over the last 40 years, FTI Consulting has grown to become a market-leading global consulting firm that brings together distinct capabilities and experts to serve as the trusted advisor to clients when they are facing their greatest opportunities and challenges. Each practice is a leader in its own right, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle—from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected crises and dynamic environments.
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