Key experience includes:
- Development of media and investor relations strategy, competitor and company analysis, communication of business model transformation.
- Areas of expertise include, equity analysis, specialist sales, portfolio management, media and investor messaging.
- Fully conversant with equity valuation techniques, IPO and secondary fund raising processes.
I have been involved in industry and finance for many years. I started as a journalist covering telecoms, moved into the industry for ten years (working mainly for BT) and followed that up by covering the sector as an equity analyst and fund manager. I moved back into industry as an Investor Relations Director for a semiconductor company in 2011.
I have been a provider of Investor Relations consultancy services to Premier Farnell, an electronics distribution firm based in the UK. I wrote the Annual Report and full year results statements, managed the consensus and website, and provided Board updates. I also worked on a Class One transaction and 2.7 Scheme of Arrangement. My most recent Investor Relations role is for Howdens.
As a journalist I have worked for trade magazines, as well as Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal Europe. My equity experience was gained mainly while working at JP Morgan and HSBC, while my industry knowledge comes from my time at BT, EE, CSR and Premier Farnell.
Further work details can be found at www.linkedin.com.
I am also a member of Investor Relations Society Best Practice Committee.