London, 20 August 2012
The Investor Relations Society is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gollifer as its new General Manager. John will join the Society on 1 October 2012 and will succeed Michael Mitchell, who has been General Manager of the Society since 2007, when he retires at the end of 2012. John brings extensive international IR experience to his new role at the Society having previously been Head of Investor Relations for the Singapore Exchange and was heavily involved in establishing the Investor Relations Professionals Association in Singapore in 2006. John will work with Mike to secure a smooth handover during the autumn. John started his career with Barclays Bank in the City of London before embarking on a number of European and Asian roles with Barclays, ABN Amro and BNP Paribas. He has a BA from Loughborough University and an MBA from Henley Business School.
Commenting on the appointment, John Dawson, Chairman of the Society said:
‘We are delighted to have attracted a candidate of John’s calibre as General Manager of the Society. I know he will embrace the opportunity to rival the enormous commitment and energy Mike has brought to the role over the last 5 years. John’s strong financial markets expertise and insight into investor relations on a global level will be extremely valuable with our profession and members becoming even more international.’
Investor Relations Society contacts:
John Dawson, Chairman 020 7004 3170
Michael Mitchell, General Manager 020 3434 2226
Notes for editors:
2001 – 2012 Singapore Exchange - Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations (from 2003).
1999 – 2000 BNP Paribas, Singapore and Hong Kong – Director, Equity Capital Markets
1994 - 1999 ABN Amro and ABN Amro Rothschild in South East Asia and London.
1985 - 1993 Barclays Bank in London, Singapore and Switzerland.
2009 Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University
2003 ACIM, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
1995 MBA, Henley Management College/Brunel University (now Henley Business
School, Reading University), UK
1990 ACIB, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking, UK
1985 BA Honours, Loughborough University, UK
The Investor Relations Society
The Investor Relations Society represents members working for public companies and consultancies to assist them in the development of effective communication with financial markets and to create a level playing field for all investors. It has 630 corporate and individual members drawn both from the UK and overseas, including the majority of the FTSE 100 and much of the FTSE 250.
Published: 20 August, 2012