RD:IR announces a brand refresh & appointment of new industry heavyweights to its Advisory Board

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The branding identity of leading global IR consultancy, Richard Davies Investor Relations (RD:IR), today receives an update with a modern graphical edge and its proprietary web-based investor relations platform, IR InTouch, launches three new exciting features.RD:IR also refreshes its Advisory Board with the arrival of two new board members, business heavyweights Peter Montagnon and Dr Lance Moir, and the elevation to Advisory Board Chairman of senior IR figure, Michael Mitchell, who takes over from Raghnall Craighead, now retired.

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Our new brand identity speaks to our goals of transparency, insight and effective communication


The investor relations environment is changing rapidly and RD:IR is adapting and refreshing its business in order to help clients navigate the evolving landscape. With the help of design agencies, Studio Hansa and Red Tank, RD:IR has revitalised its corporate logo and IR InTouch platform logo, created unified, bold mathematical symbol-based iconography for its business documentation and online presence. RD:IR has also renamed and redefined its business activities into three core areas: INFORM, CONSULT and ACT, reflecting the company’s greater emphasis on higher value services.

“Our new brand identity speaks to our goals of transparency, insight and effective communication”, commented Managing Director, Richard Davies.


RD:IR’s proprietary web-based Investor Relations platform, IR InTouch, launches today with a new contemporary design, in line with the company’s new brand identify. The platform will feature three new functions designed to provide clients with greater insight to better manage their IR strategies.

These include:

  •     Governance & Responsible Investment Briefing Notes for corporate governance roadshows.
  •     The ability to analyse roadshow meeting success in terms of roadshow provider
  •     IR Advisor, an interactive forum, where IR teams can share tips on the practicalities of roadshows, including the hottest tips for cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels near investor offices.


RD:IR is delighted to announce that Michael Mitchell, formerly General Manager of the UK Investor Relations Society, is taking over from Raghnall Craighead as Chairman of the RD:IR Advisory Board.

Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974 and joined the Burton Group in 1982 as Internal Audit Manager, moving into divisional financial management in 1984. In 1986 he set up a new Investor Relations Department and worked as Investor Relations Manager until 1990. In 1990 he became Director of Investor Relations at Signet Group before moving to FirstGroup plc as Director of Corporate Communications in 1998, where he worked on the renewal of the Groups railway franchises. Michael joined the Board of The Investor Relations Society in early 2005 and held the position of General Manager from January 2007 until his retirement in December 2012.

Two senior capital market practitioners also now join RD:IR’s Advisory Board:

Peter Montagnon is Associate Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management and member of the board of the Hawkamah Institute, Dubai. He previously held senior positions at the Financial Reporting Council, the Association of British Insurers and, as a journalist, at the Financial Times. He is a past chair of the ICGN, a past member of the European Corporate Governance Forum, and currently also serves on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Dr Lance Moir has over thirty years’ senior business experience. He has been CFO of WIN plc and of First Choice Holidays plc and was Director of Corporate Finance at Bass plc and Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Storehouse plc. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee of Henderson Global Trust plc, Chairman of Thompson Dunn Ltd and a non-executive director of Bath & West Enterprises and of ADAD. He is also a visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management. He has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Richard Davies, Managing Director of RD:IR commented, “I am thrilled to have such expertise in our ranks. Having Peter and Lance on board, alongside existing Board member, Siobhan Turner and new Chairman, Mike Mitchell, gives RD:IR even greater authority in the IR and governance arenas and we will benefit hugely from their strategic insights, built up over many years, operating in business at the highest level”

For further information please contact:
Richard Davies, Managing Director
+44 20 7492 0501 or Richard(dot)Davies(at)rdir(dot)com
Sarah Blackshaw, Head of Marketing
+44 20 7492 0533 or Sarah(dot)Blackshaw(at)rdir(dot)com


Richard Davies Investor Relations

RD:IR is a global independent global Investor Relations consultancy offering a wide range of IR-related analysis, research and advisory services to over 600 UK and international public companies. We are committed to providing boards, senior management and IR professionals with the intelligence and insights to manage most efficiently their relationships with the capital markets.

From tracking share ownership, to finding new investors across the globe and achieving the highest possible level of voting at shareholder meetings, RD:IR provides unique, unconflicted investor marketing and communication strategies. To achieve this, we run in-house analytical IR services; operate a sophisticated online IR platform, IR InTouch, which combines expert shareholder analysis with a wide range of CRM functionality and reporting; maintain proprietary global databases of investors for targeting and outreach; and provide strategic consultancy and advice on all aspects of the IR process. Our business and approach is global, but we take pride in our customer service and focus.

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