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: Rob Gurner

Head of Investor Relations, Inchcape

Head of Investor Relations, Inchcape

Rob joined Inchcape plc, the leading global automotive distributor, as Head of IR in April 2023, have previously been at Plus500, a global fintech group, which he joined in May 2020. Prior to that, Rob spent 3 years as Head of IR at Inmarsat plc, a satellite operator, before which he was Head of Global Investor relations for Tokyo-listed Dentsu Inc, following their acquisition of Aegis plc in 2013, where was Head of IR. Before that, Rob had senior IR roles for Lonmin Plc, a platinum mining business, and G4S plc, a security services company. Before moving into in-house IR, Rob worked for a number of financial communications consultancies, including FTI and Gavin Anderson.

Moderator: Douglas Radcliffe

Group Investor Relations Director - Lloyds Banking Group

Group Investor Relations Director - Lloyds Banking Group

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.


  • 8.15am to 9.45am Tuesday 8 October, 2024


  • The Wolesley City, 68 King William Street, City Of London EC4N 7HR

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