Our team of Investor Relations professionals have led IR programmes for some of the largest listed companies in the UK and Europe. We set up and lead investor communication strategies for our clients, and are able to fully replicate an internal IR function. In addition, our clients benefit from our combined team experience, independent advice, and our visibility over current best practice in investor communication through working with multiple companies. Our team is global and speaks seven different languages.
Our leadership team
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.
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 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 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.
–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 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 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 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
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 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.
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 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 joined Equitory as an Associate. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte where she worked as an Audit and Assurance Assistant Manager.
–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 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 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.