IR Networking: Senior IRO Breakfast

This series of in-person networking events are designed to allow Senior IROs to share ideas and engage in peer group discussion in an informal environment.

The event will be attended by in-house-IR practitioners along with a member of the IR Society Board and Executive Team. 

Please note, as numbers are limited, priority will be given to those who have not previously attended. Chatham House rule will apply.

Moderator: Laura Hayter

CEO, IR Society

CEO, IR Society

Laura is CEO at the IR Society. Formerly Head of Policy and Communications, Laura has been with the Society for over 13 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. 

Moderator: Bethany Barnes

Director of Investor Relations - Dr. Martens Plc

Director of Investor Relations - Dr. Martens Plc

Bethany has been Director of Investor Relations at Dr. Martens Plc since its IPO in February 2021. Prior to this Bethany held the same role at Domino’s Pizza Plc and N Brown Group Plc. Bethany previously worked as a sell-side analyst covering European General Retail at both Berenberg and Investec, and for capital markets advisory firm Makinson Cowell. She is a CFA charterholder.

Moderator: Holly Gillis

Head of Investor Relations - Diploma

Head of Investor Relations - Diploma

Holly is Head of IR at Diploma plc. Prior to that she was a Senior Director at leading financial and corporate communications consultancy, Citigate Dewe Rogerson (CDR). Before joining CDR in 2021, Holly gained over 15 years of experience in in-house finance, corporate communications and investor relations roles in the high-profile UK public transport sector. In her most recent role – Head of IR at The Go-Ahead Group plc – Holly was a member of the leadership team and was a trusted advisor to the Board and Executive Management.

Having held an in-house Head of IR role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Holly is experienced in crisis management and stakeholder engagement. She is skilled in simplifying complex concepts into digestible messaging with consideration for multiple audiences.  

An active member of the Investor Relations Society, Holly is co-chair of the Education Committee, having previously been a member of the Society’s Best Practice Committee. She completed the IR Society’s prestigious DELIVER programme in early 2021.

Holly is an ACCA qualified accountant and has a BSc in Psychology. 


  • 8.15am to 9.45am Thursday 4 July, 2024


  • The Delaunay, 55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB

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