Our leadership team
Leadership team

Clara Melia

Founder and CEO

Leadership team

Chris Birks

Director

Leadership team

Lois Perkins

Director

Leadership team

Fiona O’Nolan

Associate Director

Leadership team

Mark Mochalski

Associate Director

Leadership team

Chris MacDonald

Associate Director

Leadership team

Fay Dodds

Consultant

Leadership team

Mav Wynn

Consultant

Clara Melia

Founder and CEO

Clara founded Equitory in 2016 as a consultancy specialising in helping companies communicate their value to investors. Equitory has grown rapidly over the last few years and now comprises a team of 17 investor relations professionals. Prior to starting her own business, Clara was Head of IR at ITV plc and worked in the IR team for Close Brothers Group plc. Clara is a Chartered Accountant and began her career at PwC before moving into Corporate Broking for RBS Hoare Govett.

Chris Birks

Director

Following a decade working in UK equity markets as a sell-side analyst and in equity sales, Chris has specialised in Investor Relations since 1996. Since then, he has worked both in-house as Head of Investor Relations for two FTSE-250 companies and as a co-founder of a specialist Investor Relations consultancy, and he has advised a large number of UK and European companies, across most sectors ranging from FTSE 100 to mid and small cap companies. During a long career in Investor Relations, Chris has advised clients on a large number of transactions, including takeovers, mergers and IPOs. He has an MBA in Finance from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School).

Lois Perkins

Director

Lois joined Equitory having held various in-house IR roles, including Head of IR at The Ardonagh Group and IR Analyst at Close Brothers Group plc. Lois is a qualified accountant and brings both debt and listed IR experience to the team.

Fiona O’Nolan

Associate Director

Fiona joined Equitory as an Associate Director. She has extensive experience in Corporate Communications and IR at a FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 company, with the last five years as Deputy IR Director at Capita plc. She has a master’s degree in Business and holds the Certificate in IR.

Mark Mochalski

Associate Director

Prior to joining Equitory, Mark worked in IR at Santander and before that at investment platform Transact (IntegraFin), supporting through its IPO. He started his career in pensions and life insurance at Royal London. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Chris MacDonald

Associate Director

Chris joined Equitory as a consultant. He started his career in IR supporting Chinese companies listing in New York in 2008, has since trained as an accountant in London with PwC, is CFA qualified and was a lead analyst covering European Beverage companies at Redburn before moving to Heineken. While at Heineken, Chris was a member of the IR team and the right hand of the CFO.

Fay Dodds

Consultant

Fay joined Equitory as a consultant, having previously been a rated sell side analyst. Fay has run IR teams for FTSE 100 companies including Experian and Burberry, helping management with shareholder engagement, corporate transactions and various crises.

Mav Wynn

Consultant

Mav joined Equitory as a consultant. Her IR career spans over two decades and across multiple jurisdictions and sectors including financial services, specifically in investment management, and the travel and retail sector.
Our Client Services team
Client Services team NEW

Beth Brown

Manager

Client Services team NEW

Sophie Marshman

Manager

Client Services team NEW

Sarah Myles

Business Development and Marketing Manager

Jessica Barrett

Jessica Barrett

Manager

Client Services team NEW

Kitty Hobhouse

Senior Associate

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Libby Bundock

Associate

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Jack Bradshaw

Associate

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Hamza Abid

Associate

Beth Brown

Manager

Beth joined Equitory in as an IR Manager. She has over ten years’ in-house IR experience including at British Land and Taylor Wimpey. She began her career as an M&A analyst at UBS. She is CFA and Prince 2 qualified.

Sophie Marshman

Manager

Sophie joined Equitory as an IR Manager. Before joining Equitory, Sophie worked as an IR Manager at ITV and, prior to that, in Internal Audit at ITV. Sophie is a PwC qualified Chartered Accountant.

Sarah Myles

Business Development and Marketing Manager

Sarah joined Equitory as Business Development and Marketing Manager. She has over 10 years’ agency-side business development and marketing experience. She has an MA in Public Relations from Dublin Technological University.

Jessica Barrett

Manager

Jessica is an Investor Relations Manager at Equitory. She has a decade of working in a variety of in-house Investor Relations roles, including Merlin Entertainments plc and more recently at Meggitt plc as the first dedicated Investor Relations resource. Jess has a degree in Engineering from The Open University.

Kitty Hobhouse

Senior Associate

Kitty joined Equitory as an Associate. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte where she worked as an Audit and Assurance Assistant Manager.

Libby Bundock

Associate

Libby joined Equitory as an Associate. Prior to this she spent five years in Wealth Management and became a Certificated Professional Banker with Barclays Wealth UK.

Jack Bradshaw

Associate

Jack joined Equitory as an IR Associate. He has more than five years’ experience in Assurance at EY and is ACA qualified. Jack originally trained as an NCTJ qualified journalist; subsequently reading English Language & Linguistics at the University of York.

Hamza Abid

Associate

Hamza is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has spent just over 4 years working in the banking and capital markets department at EY with a particular focus on private and investment banking clients.