CEO - IR Society
Gary has been CEO of the Investor Relations Society since July 2018, leading the executive team at their Coleman Street office. Prior to this he had a 30 year career at GSK, where he held a number of positions in the UK and US in medicines development and commercialisation and in Corporate Communications where he headed the Corporate Product Communications function for several years. Gary was a Director in the Investor Relations team at GSK for over 10 years. He holds an MBA, has achieved the Certificate in Investor Relations from the IR Society and in 2017 became the first graduate of the Society’s new Diploma in Investor Relations. Prior to becoming CEO, Gary was a member of the Society’s Education and Examinations Committees.
Chair of the IR Society
Chair of the Conference Committee
Chair of the Nominations Committee
David Lloyd-Seed is an experienced Investor Relations and capital markets practitioner. He is currently Chair of the Investor Relations Society. David has led Investor Relations at a number of leading companies across multiple sectors. Most recently he was Director of Investor Relations at Telefonica UK (O2). Prior to that he was Interim Head of IR at Severn Trent and a partner at Tulchan Communications, a strategic communications adviser. He was IR and Corporate Affairs Director at Dixons Retail for almost 10 years which included the merger with Carphone Warehouse. Prior to joining Dixons Retail in 2005, David worked as a corporate broker for 18 years latterly as a Director with Citi. During his time in corporate broking he advised a number of companies on IR, market related activities, fund raisings, mergers and IPOs across a number of sectors.
Managing Director - RD:IR
Richard Davies is Founder and Managing Director of Richard Davies Investor Relations Limited (RD:IR), a leading independent global investor relations consultancy, offering a wide range of IR-related analysis, research & advisory services to over 600 UK and international companies. As well as providing IR counsel, Richard has run pioneering research projects across the global financial markets, covering hedge funds, emerging markets, private equity and financial service marketing processes.
Chair of the Education Committee
Ross is an experienced IRO with both an in-house and advisory background. Originally in equity capital markets banking, Ross has over 20 years of in-house corporate experience, including FTSE100 businesses such as aerospace and defence business Rolls-Royce, where he was Assistant Director of IR; and Man Group plc, the alternative investment manager, where he was involved in a very wide range of capital raisings and corporate transactions. Ross has also set up and led the IR function for smaller companies including UK-listed Playtech Ltd, NASDAQ-listed Edwards Group, and UK-listed PageGroup. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Managing Director - ACE Consensus
Formerly a fund manager at Citigroup and Bessemer Trust, Alex has some 20 years of investment industry experience. At Temple Bar Advisory, he built the investor relations practice to include clients from under £100m to over £100bn by market value. He established ACE Consensus in March 2013. Alex holds masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford, where he is a research fellow at the Smith School. He directs the school's Business Fellows programme, which periodically convenes senior business executives in the field of sustainability with members of Oxford's academic community. Alex is also an undergraduate tutor and member of the senior common room at St. Catherine's College, Oxford.