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

Beth Brown

Manager

Client Services team

Sarah Lewandowski

Manager

Client Services team

Sophie Marshman

Manager

Client Services team

Jonathan Edwards

Manager

Client Services team

Samantha Bryce

Associate

Client Services team

Kitty Hobhouse

Associate

Client Services team

Libby Bundock

Associate

Client Services team

Jack Bradshaw

Associate

Client Services team

Jodie Sweet

EA to the CEO

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.

Sarah Lewandowski

Manager

Sarah joined Equitory as an IR manager. She has over five years' in-house IR experience and prior to that, she was a sell-side analyst covering UK insurance and diversified financials companies. She is a CFA Charterholder and has a 1st class Maths and Economics degree from Warwick University.

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.

Jonathan Edwards

Manager

Jon has around ten years' in-house IR experience working within both the oil and gas industry and support services sector. Prior to this he worked within the banking industry. He is holder of the Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has a Business degree from Liverpool University.

Samantha Bryce

Associate

Samantha joined Equitory as an Associate. She was previously Team Secretary at Accendo Markets where she personally assisted the three company directors and supported the full team of traders. Sam has excellent client relationship skills having started her career as a Branch Manager for Natwest Bank.

Kitty Hobhouse

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.

Jodie Sweet

EA to the CEO

Jodie joined Equitory as a Business Development and Marketing Associate. She has several years' experience supporting c-level executives. She is Prince 2 qualified and brings a wealth of cross-sector experience to the team.