The IR Society and NEVIR announce a new collaboration on IR training and certification.

The UK Investor Relations Society (IR Society) and The Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) are delighted to announce a collaboration offering NEVIR members access to The IR Society’s extensive professional development courses and the Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) qualification. These courses cater for all levels of IR professionals, from new to senior IRO’s.

Gary Davies, CEO of the IR Society, stated, “We are delighted to be collaborating with NEVIR to deliver our professional development courses and certification programme to their members.  Launched over 10 years ago, the CIR has become the benchmark for the IR profession, recognised in the UK and in other international markets as the best way to demonstrate competency in investor relations.  We already have collaborations with associations in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Europe. We are delighted to be able to offer the programme to NEVIR’s members”.

Joris Wilton, NEVIR board member, also commented, “Our mission as NEVIR is to back members in facilitating these firms’ access to the Dutch and international capital markets. NEVIR seeks to represent and support members in all aspects of professional investor relations. Education and knowledge transfer has always been one of the key pillars of our association and therefore we are excited to have found such a reputable partner to offer NEVIR members access to professional development courses and qualifications at favourable member prices.”

Mirjam Veenhof, IR Manager at AkzoNobel, who recently attended a course at the IR Society, also commented, “The ‘Introduction to IR and the Financial Markets’ course given by Deborah Morton-Dare and Gary Davies provided very useful insights for me as a professional who is new to the field of Investor Relations. We touched upon a wide range of topics, painting a complete picture by the end of the day all accompanied by good examples from the extensive experience they both have. Also, the size of the group was quite small, which was good because it allowed for enough room for conversation and questions. It was a nice opportunity to get to know other IR professionals, or colleagues/peers who want to learn more about the playing field of IR and the Financial Markets. I'd highly recommend this one-day deep dive!”

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About The Investor Relations Society
The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is a membership organisation that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond. It is run by IR professionals for IR professionals.
Established in 1980, the IR Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

The Society has over 850 members from the UK, Europe and beyond, including representatives from most of the FTSE 100, a large number of FTSE 250 companies and a number of AIM and smaller companies as well as IR advisers and service providers. For more information visit or connect with us on Twitter (@IRSocietyUK) or LinkedIn

For more information about the IR Society’s activities or becoming a member, please contact:

Gary Davies, CEO, The IR Society
+44 20 7379 1763 or

Tara Mitchell, Professional Development Executive, The IR Society
+44 20 7379 1763 or

Jessica Hyett, Professional Development Executive, The IR Society
+44 20 7379 1763 or


NEVIR, the Netherlands Association for Investor Relations, is the professional representative body and advocacy organisation for investor relations officers and consultants at Dutch public companies. Our mission is to back members in facilitating these firms’ access to the Dutch and international capital markets. More than two-thirds of the listed companies at Euronext Amsterdam are a member of the NEVIR. In addition, a number of companies with listed debt are member. We seek to represent and support them in all aspects of professional investor relations.

For more information relating to NEVIR contact:
T: +31 20 575 40 83

Published 9 April, 2019

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