Executive Team

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 nine years. Laura has over 18 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. 

Financial Controller - IR Society

Alina Ardeleanu

Financial Controller - IR Society

Alina joined the IR Society in 2012 as Financial Controller. Prior to this she was working for 15 years as a Financial Controller in the manufacturing industry.

She has a vast experience in management accounts and is responsible for the production of accurate reports including forecasting revenue, costs and profitability, P&L accounts and budget packs. She is also responsible for monitoring the business’ performance, cash flow, developing financial models and strategic planning.

Alina has graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania.

Head of Membership & Marketing - IR Society

Robert Dann

Head of Membership & Marketing - IR Society

Rob joined the IR Society in January 2012 as head of marketing, with responsibility for the society’s marketing and sponsorship programme. In 2014 Rob’s role developed to incorporate all of the society’s membership activities, including member recruitment and retention and the identification of potential new member groups. Prior to moving into IR Rob had previously worked in marketing roles across a number of sectors, most recently as group head online for an international media company.

Professional Development Executive - IR Society

Jessica Hyett

Professional Development Executive - IR Society

Jessica joined the IR Society in November 2018 as Professional Development Executive. Jess graduated university in 2016 with a degree in Business Enterprise and Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the IR society Jess had been working in the hospitality industry and spending time travelling independently. Most recently living and working in a high-end ski resort in Japan.

Head of Policy & Communications - IR Society

Kate Heseltine

Head of Policy & Communications - IR Society

Kate joined the IR Society in November 2019 as head of policy and communications. Kate is a chartered accountant and has broad experience across equity capital markets, having previously led investor relations for Segro, a FTSE real estate investment trust, and worked as a sell- side equity research analyst covering the retail sector. Kate’s ACA qualification was gained with the insurance and investment management team at PwC after graduating from university with an MSc in finance.

Professional Development Executive - The IR Society

Tara Mitchell

Professional Development Executive - The IR Society

Tara joined the IR Society in September 2018 as Professional Development Executive. Tara was previously at Old Mutual Group working as an Investor Relations Co-ordinator in their IR team.  Prior to this Tara lived and worked in Sydney, Australia.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family.

Events Manager - IR Society

Nicolle Oliver

Events Manager - IR Society

Nicolle joined the IR Society in July 2018 as Events Manager. Nicolle was previously at Campden Wealth operating as an events executive running peer-to-peer conferences for the Ultra High Net Worth community both in single and multi-family offices in London, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Her events experience also includes in agency, venue side and production, in the fashion brands, jewellery and insurance & pensions sectors. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well keeping fit.

Membership & Marketing Executive - IR Society

Rebecca White

Membership & Marketing Executive - IR Society

Rebecca joined the Society in April 2016 as Marketing & Membership Executive. During her first year, she completed her apprenticeship in business. Rebecca is responsible for the day to day running of the membership programme where she works alongside Robert Dann. Prior to IR, Rebecca worked in the retail sector.

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