Former FTI Consulting Managing Director Joins Vested to Lead European Operations


Ishviene Arora


Adding to the news of our acquisition of Templars Communications, it’s my pleasure to welcome Elspeth Rothwell to Vested as U.K. CEO. Elspeth will run our European operations from London.

“It is a privilege, honour, and delight to join the Vested team. Putting purpose and personal at the heart of how financial services firms engage with the world around them is critical and I believe that Vested’s approach is both refreshing and on the money. I’m delighted to join such an innovative and entrepreneurial organisation that is already changing the shape of financial services communications,” Elspeth said in a news release we issued this morning.

She joins us from FTI Consulting Strategic Communications, where she was managing director, financial services, responsible for delivering integrated communications campaigns and strategic planning for financial services clients. Prior to FTI, Elspeth was deputy managing director at Consolidated PR, part of Four Communications, where she ran the organization’s financial services offer. Her client experience spans challenger brands, niche specialists, and household names in financial services, including American Express, Brewin Dolphin, HSBC, and Virgin Money.

We acquired Templars in the U.K. because we recognize the opportunity a major financial market like London presents and having the right person to lead us in the region is critical. Elspeth is an accomplished professional with a track record of excellence in thinking big and delivering value to clients, and we’re thrilled that she chose to join our team to lead the firm’s European operations.

Read more in PRWeek, which broke the news this morning.