Ross Thornton

Ross Thornton

Ross is a highly experienced strategic communications adviser with more than 20 years’ experience working in politics and financial PR. He is a co-founder of two of the most successful corporate/financial agencies in Sydney and has advised on many of the largest and most complex financial transactions in recent Australian history.

Recent Projects
  • Woolworths’ proposed demerger of the Endeavour Group into a separate listed entity
  • AMP’s response to the Banking Royal Commission
  • Bain Capital’s AU$810 million proposed acquisition of BWX
  • Woodside’s acquisition of 50% stake in Scarborough gas field and associated AU$2.5 billion equity raising
  • CKI’s AU$7.4 billion acquisition of Duet Group
  • Boral’s AU$2.075 billion rights issue / placement
  • Tatts Group’s AU$11.5 billion merger with Tabcorp
  • TPG Capital’s AU$4 billion sale of Alinta Energy to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises
  • Communications support and media strategy for clients including AMP, Coca Cola Amatil, James Hardie, Premier Investments, and Village Roadshow.

Ross was previously a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, the company which bought his firm, Third Person. Ross had also led FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division in the Asia-Pacific region as well as serving as its global head of Mergers and Acquisitions based in London during 2011 and 2012.

Ross began his working life as a media adviser in NSW Government and had several in-house corporate affairs roles before co-founding both the Cannings and Third Person financial PR agencies.

Ross has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology in Sydney.