Events Committee

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Head of Investor Relations, SEGRO

Claire Mogford

Head of Investor Relations, SEGRO

Chair of the Events Committee

Claire joined SEGRO as Head of Investor Relations in October 2018. Prior to this she spent 10 years working in Corporate Access Origination roles at first Goldman Sachs and then Exane BNP Paribas with a focus on Banks, Insurance and Real Estate. She started her career on the Equity Graduate scheme at Goldman Sachs and has a BSc in International Business from the University of Warwick.

Head of Corporate Affairs, Spectris

Siobhán Andrews

Head of Corporate Affairs, Spectris

Siobhán is Head of Corporate Affairs at Spectris, a FTSE 250 industrials company, which she joined in 2016. Prior to that, Siobhán was IR Manager and then Deputy Head of IR at BG Group, a FTSE 100 oil and gas company. Before that, Siobhán was a sell-side analyst covering the utilities sector at UBS and also worked on the buy-side at a UK institutional investor. She graduated from City University with a BSc in Economics.

Business Development Director - D. F. King

Eddie Arcari

Business Development Director - D. F. King

Eddie has joined D.F. King in 2018 as Business Development Director for EMEA bringing with him many years of experience of the shareholder communications industry. Eddie has extensive experience of providing corporate governance consulting, proxy solicitation and shareholder consulting services to hundreds of issuers worldwide. He has worked on many high-profile activist situations and proxy fights, both on the company and dissident sides. His in-depth experience in providing corporate governance consultation, decoding custodial chains and uncovering share ownership makes him a leading consultant in the field. Eddie has held positions at LS Consulting in New York, Georgeson and Morrow & Co., where for many years he ran the US consulting firm’s London operation.

Director - Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts

Zafar Aziz

Director - Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts

Zafar has been in the Depositary Receipt industry for over fourteen years and is currently responsible for a global team at Deutsche Bank providing value-added services to corporate clients.  He also spent four years at SG Warburg (now part of UBS) in London, providing investor relations advisory services to investment banking clients.  Education: BA (Hons) Economics & Politics, University of Keele and MPhil Economic Development, University of Glasgow.

Director of Corporate Broking, Goodbody

Charlotte Craigie

Director of Corporate Broking, Goodbody

Charlotte joined Goodbody in 2015 as a Director of Corporate Broking and has been instrumental in setting up the London office and growing the UK business.

Prior to Goodbody, Charlotte worked in Equity Sales as a Pan European Small & Mid Cap Specialist at Bankhaus Lampe,  Unicredit Group, Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Charlotte has over 20 years of investment banking experience providing strategic advice to small & mid cap corporates, institutional investors, in addition to raising capital and investor relations. Charlotte studied Business Studies and German at Trinity College, Dublin. 

Senior Investor Relations Manager, Johnson Matthey

Louise Curran

Senior Investor Relations Manager, Johnson Matthey

Louise joined Johnson Matthey as Senior Investor Relations Manager in 2018. Previously she was part of the Investor Relations team at Janus Henderson – formerly Henderson – where she supported the communication of a transformational, cross-border merger of equals. Prior to this, Louise worked for a strategy consultancy in the financial services sector having initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Louise completed her MChem in Chemistry at the University of Oxford.

Investor Relations Manager, National Grid

Caroline Dawson

Investor Relations Manager, National Grid

Since joining the team in 2012, Caroline has led the planning and delivery of National Grid’s programme of investor events and roadshows.

Prior to this she held various corporate communications roles at National Grid, Balfour Beatty and Network Rail.
She is particularly interested in ways to improve global investor targeting and access, often though better use of technology.

Caroline has two young children and is a keen runner.

Head of Investor Relations, Plus500

Rob Gurner

Head of Investor Relations, Plus500

Chair of the Conference Committee

Rob joined Plus500, a global fintech group, in May 2020, having spent 3 years as Head of IR at Inmarsat plc, a satellite operator. Prior to that, Rob was Head of Global Investor relations for TSE-listed Dentsu Inc, following their acquisition of Aegis plc in 2013, where was Head of IR. Before that, Rob had senior IR roles for Lonmin Plc, a platinum mining business, and G4S plc, a security services company. Before moving into in-house IR, Rob worked for a number of financial communications consultancies, including FTI and Gavin Anderson. 

Co-Founder - RMS Partners

Robert Irvin

Co-Founder - RMS Partners

Robert Irvin is a founder and director of RMS Partners, a leading investor engagement consultancy.  He has been advising companies on investor engagement for over 15 years.  Prior to founding RMS Partners in 2017 he was a director at Capital Access Group and previously head of client management and investor access at Broker Profile for nine years.  Robert holds an MA in Economics and Business from Edinburgh University, a Graduate Diploma in Law and has also completed the Bar Vocational Course.

CEO - IR Society

Laura Hayter

CEO - IR Society

Laura is CEO at the IR Society. Formerly Head of Policy and Communications, Laura has been with the Society for more than ten years. Laura has over 19 years’ experience in the Investor Relations industry. She joined The IR Society in 2011, and among other roles, was formerly a director at the IR consultancy, Taylor Rafferty, providing IR advisory services to blue chip clients, both in London and New York. She graduated from the University of Leeds, with an honours degree in German and management studies.

Corporate Access - Exane BNP Paribas

Jane Henderson

Corporate Access - Exane BNP Paribas

Jane is Corporate Access for the Consumer and Auto sectors at Exane BNP Paribas, having joined the company in 2011 after spending 11 years at Citigroup, working in both Equity Research and Corporate Access. After working as a Research Associate in Citi's top ranked Food Retail team, Jane moved to the New York sales desk to focus on European and Emerging Markets Corporate Access into the US and Canada.  She then returned to the UK to join Citi’s London Corporate Access team. Jane has a PhD in Animal Behaviour from Bristol University.

Deputy Head of Investor Relations, Informa

Angela Kipping

Deputy Head of Investor Relations, Informa

Angela is Deputy Head of Investor Relations at Informa.  She joined Informa as Deputy Group Treasurer in 2016 before moving to her current role at the beginning of 2019.  Previously she was Head of Treasury at Misys and worked at in the treasury team at Thomson Reuters for 7 years.  She is a qualified accountant and treasurer and holds a BSc in Mathematics with Modern Languages from University College London.

Senior Account Manager, Georgeson

Nicholas Laugier

Senior Account Manager, Georgeson

Nick is a Senior Account Manager at Georgeson, part of ASX listed Computershare. He has worked in the Proxy Solicitation industry for the last 11 years. Nick supports Georgeson’s clients across the EMEA and APAC regions to engage with their shareholders regarding voting ahead of Annual General Meetings, Mergers and in connection with Activist shareholder campaigns. Nick has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University.

Head of Sales and Marketing, EMEA - Orient Capital

Gustav Pegers

Head of Sales and Marketing, EMEA - Orient Capital

Gustav joined Orient Capital in December 2018, bringing with him nearly 20 years’ experience in the investor relations and capital markets space. Prior to joining Orient Capital, Gustav spent eight years in the Fintech and market data field as Director Relationship Management for Web Financial Group UK, where he set up Obsidian IR which was later sold to EQS and as Head of Sales at Heckyl. Previous to that his time in investor relations was spent with Radley Yeldar, setting up and running their Online IR brand Iroqo, Citigate MARCHCom and Global 3 Digital, as the first employee of the first IR website provider in the UK. He is a member of the Investor Relations Society and sits on the Events Committee. Gustav graduated with an LLB in Business Law from London Guildhall University.

Events Manager - IR Society

Christina Warren

Events Manager - IR Society

Christina joined the IR Society as Events Manager in 2022. Prior to that Christina worked at Nesta for over seven and a half years in various roles. Her final position was as the Events Manager where she was responsible for the end-to-end management of Nesta’s external and internal events including leading on a fringe event at COP26. Christina is most proud of her progression through 58VE’s Venue Hire Team from its inception in 2016 to leading on the venue’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to Nesta, she worked in arts and historical organisations such as the British Museum, Somerset House and Royal Collection Trust. She holds a Masters in Public History and BA (Hons.) in English and History.

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