Group Investor Relations Director - Lloyds Banking Group
Deputy Chair of The IR Society
Interim Treasurer of The IR Society
Douglas heads up the Investor Relations team at Lloyds Banking Group having been a senior member of the team at Lloyds Bank and subsequently Lloyds Banking Group for the last ten years.
During this time he has been involved in all the normal Investor Relations activities including the development of the investment proposition, briefing of institutional investors and the development and production of corporate results and announcements. In addition he has been integrally involved in all the corporate actions and transactions undertaken by the Group during this period including the acquisition of HBOS, the capital raisings and the various business disposals.
Prior to joining the Investor Relations team Douglas held management positions within Group Strategy, Group Risk and Private Banking having initially joined Lloyds Bank on the graduate development programme.
Douglas is also a Board member of the IR Society
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.
Founder - Collegium Consulting Ltd
Ian retired from the Board of The Investor Relations Society in 2015, having joined the Board in 2005; he was Treasurer from 2007 to 2015.
Currently he is: Deputy Chairman/CFO of Gardner Watts Ltd, a start-up research and development company in low-carbon renewable energy; Management committee member of Low Carbon Chilterns Co-operative Ltd, set up to help the local Chiltern community save energy and generate its own clean power; Honorary Treasurer and Council Member of The Shellfish Association of Great Britain, a trade association to promote the sustainable development of shellfish in the UK; Honorary Treasurer to the UK Associates of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, an educational charity; Member nominated trustee director of the Howden Joinery Group Pension Scheme.
He was educated at Merchant Taylors School and Exeter University; and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London in 1980. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The Fishmongers’ Company, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies in the City of London.
Director of Investor Relations - N Brown Group
Bethany has been Director of Investor Relations at N Brown Group plc since February 2015, having joined to establish its first IR function. Bethany previously worked as a sell-side analyst covering general retail companies, most recently at Berenberg, and before this at Investec. Prior to this, she worked for capital markets advisory firm Makinson Cowell. She is a CFA charterholder.
Fay Dodds was former Vice President, Investor Relations at Burberry, having joined the company in September 2007 to establish its first dedicated IR team. She previously held the position of Director of Investor Relations at Experian and prior to that Director of Investor Relations at GUS plc from 2000, where she led all IR activity surrounding the eventual demerger of the group. Having graduated with a geography degree from St John’s College, Cambridge, she spent several years in industry before becoming a retail analyst at DKW and then Merrill Lynch.
Head of Investor Relations - The Go-Ahead Group
Holly Gillis is Head of Investor Relations at The Go-Ahead Group plc. She has 15 years of experience in finance and investor relations roles in the UK public transport sector. Holly is an ACCA qualified accountant and has a Bsc in Psychology from Lancaster University.
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.
Director of Investor Relations - Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Basak Kotler is the Director of Investor Relations at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, having joined the company shortly after its listing on the LSE in 2013. Prior to this, Basak was with Balfour Beatty plc and Cadbury plc in investor relations roles and with Paribas as a sellside analyst. Basak has degrees in Economics and Computer Sciences from Bryn Mawr College, PA, USA. She has held the CFA charter since 1999.
Director, London Office - Antofagasta
Andrew runs the Antofagasta’s office in London, which is focused on corporate governance, investor relations and business development. Andrew joined Antofagasta in April 2013 having previously been the Finance Director for some 10 years of AIM listed European Nickel plc and then of Sirius Minerals plc. Andrew started his career with Anglo American in South Africa and later worked in a variety of business development and corporate finance roles in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Chile and Australia.