Nominations Committee

Download Nominations Committee Terms of Reference

Senior Managing Director, Morrow Sodali

Alison Owers

Senior Managing Director, Morrow Sodali

Deputy Chair of the IR Society
Chair of the Membership Committee

Alison joined Morrow Sodali in February 2023 as Managing Director of the UK. She is responsible for designing and overseeing the UK strategy and providing a broad range of ESG and shareholder engagement services to global clients. Before joining Morrow Sodali, Alison spent 12 years at Orient Capital and D.F. King Ltd in various senior leadership roles in the UK and EMEA and most recently as their Global CEO, working with some of the world’s largest companies to support shareholder engagement and investor relations activities. Prior to this, she spent seven years at Capita plc as their Head of Investor Relations Services before being promoted to Managing Director of IR Services and previously Alison managed the UK Client reporting team at Investment Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, specialising in shareholder analytics for UK large/mid cap companies.  Alison has a French & German Languages degree and began her IR career working in-house for a mining company in Canada.  She was appointed as a Board Member of the UK IR Society in 2014 and is responsible for chairing their Membership Committee.

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.

Group Investor Relations Director - Lloyds Banking Group

Douglas Radcliffe

Group Investor Relations Director - Lloyds Banking Group

Chair of The IR Society
Treasurer of The IR Society and Chair of the Finance Committee

Douglas Radcliffe - Group Investor Relations Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Douglas is Group Investor Relations Director at Lloyds Banking Group, having led the team for the last eight years and been a senior member of the team at Lloyds Bank and subsequently Lloyds Banking Group for the last fifteen years.  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 was elected to the Board of the IR Society in 2016.

Founder and Chief Executive - Edison Investment Research

Fraser Thorne

Founder and Chief Executive - Edison Investment Research

Deputy Chair of the Membership Committee

Fraser founded Edison in 2003. Before that, he ran Newton Investment Management’s UK smaller company fund - a top decile performer. Fraser has broad experience in equity markets working closely with Edison’s operations in Asia-Pacific, Germany as well as the UK. He holds an MBA, and is a member of the CFA.

Sponsor message