Mentoring Programme

IR Society Mentoring Programme 2023 in partnership with Equitory


The IR Society, in partnership with specialist IR consultancy Equitory, is pleased to announce the second year of our mentoring programme in 2023, following a successful pilot programme in 2021 and first full year in 2022. The 2023 programme will be open to both corporate IR and adviser members.

All relevant documents can be downloaded at the foot of this page.

Objective of the programme

The primary objective behind the programme is for the IR Society to provide a support mechanism to assist IR society members to achieve their career ambitions in IR and expand their IR skills and knowledge to benefit themselves and their organisations. It is also an opportunity for more experienced members to give something back to their profession. 

The webinar below gives an overview of the programme.

How to apply

IR Society members are invited to register their interest in taking part, either as mentors or as mentees, by completing one of the simple online application forms below. The online application will provide us with enough information to match potential mentees with suitable mentors, based on our matching criteria. 

This online form will ask for information such as:


  • Current role (Job title, industry sector, company size / Index, etc.)
  • Length of IR experience
  • Specific career experience (e.g. M&A activity, activist investors, ESG etc.)

Applications for the 2023 mentoring programme have now closed. 


  • Current role (Job title, industry sector, company size / Index, etc.)
  • Length of IR experience
  • Career aspirations short/mid/long term 
  • Desired outcomes from mentoring programme (e.g. are you looking to improve in one specific area, or more general career development)

Apply to be a mentee

Applications for the 2023 mentoring programme have now closed. 

Next steps

Once all of the application forms have been received we will work through the matching process, with a view to making introductions between mentors and mentees by the end of April 2023. The programme will then run for six months from May - November 2023. 


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About Equitory

Founded in 2016 by Clara Melia, former Head of IR for ITV plc, Equitory is now the UK’s largest dedicated investor communications consultancy. We provide independent advice to help companies communicate their value to investors. Our clients include listed companies from FTSE 100 to small cap businesses, companies looking to IPO and large private businesses. We help companies implement high quality investor relations programmes, enhancing their market position while saving valuable management time. We leverage our expertise in investor relations and our relationships with analysts and investors, to develop a clear equity story and communication strategy for our clients.

Contact Details

Fiona O'Nolan

Download Benefits of Mentoring & The Mentoring Process

Download Mentoring Programme Overview

Download Mentoring Charter

Download Mentoring Programme Overview Webinar Slides

Download Guidelines for Mentors

Download Mentoring Programme FAQs