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Douglas Radcliffe joins Investor Relations Society board

London, 3 June 2016

Douglas Radcliffe joins Investor Relations Society board

The Investor Relations Society (‘IR Society’ or ‘the Society’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Radcliffe, Group Investor Relations Director, Lloyds Banking Group, as a new non-executive director of the Society.

Commenting on the appointment, David Lloyd-Seed, incoming Chair of the IR Society said, “I am pleased to welcome Douglas Radcliffe to the IR Society board. Douglas is already actively involved with the Society through his membership of the Education Committee and I am confident he will bring a wealth of practical experience to our discussions.

Douglas Radcliffe said, “I am delighted to be joining the board of the IR Society. At a time when the role of investor relations is growing in importance and complexity, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and practical experience for the benefit of the Society and working with the Society to promote best practice.”

Other board changes

The IR Society has today also announced that David Lloyd-Seed is to be its next Chair. In the interests of transparency and the highest levels of corporate governance, his fellow Tulchan partner, David Shriver, has offered to step down from the IR Society board at the end of September. David Shriver is Managing Partner, Tulchan Communications and has been chairing the Society’s Corporate Affairs committee since October 2015.

Outgoing Chair, Sue Scholes commented, “I would like to thank David for the significant contribution he has made to the IR Society board in a comparatively short period of time. His considerable IR experience and fresh perspective on the profession has been invaluable in helping raise the Society’s profile.”

David Shriver commented, “It has been a pleasure to work with the Society, championing excellence in investor relations, and promoting the role of the Society. I intend to remain actively involved with the IR Society in its mission to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond.”

For further information contact:

The Investor Relations Society
David Lloyd-Seed – Chair-Elect   020 7353 4200
John Gollifer – General Manager   020 7379 1763

Notes for editors:

Douglas Radcliffe
Douglas is Group Investor Relations Director at Lloyds Banking Group having been a senior member of the IR team at Lloyds Bank and subsequently Lloyds Banking Group for the last eight years.  During this time he has been actively involved in a major acquisition and the restructuring of the business, including various capital raisings, following the financial crisis as well as the normal Investor Relations activities. Prior to joining the IR team, Douglas held management positions within Group Strategy, Group Risk and Private Banking having initially joined Lloyds Bank on the graduate development programme.

The Investor Relations Society
The Investor Relations Society (IR Society) is a membership organisation that exists to promote best practice investor relations in the UK and beyond. It is run by IR professionals for IR professionals. Established in 1980, the IR Society’s mission is to promote best practice in investor relations; to support the professional development of its members; to represent their views to regulatory bodies, the investment community and government; and to act as a forum for issuers and the investment community.

The Society has over 750 members from the UK, Europe and beyond, including representatives from most of the FTSE 100, a large number of FTSE 250 companies and a number of AIM and smaller companies as well as IR advisers and service providers. For more information visit www.irs.org.uk or connect with us on Twitter (@IRSocietyUK) or LinkedIn

Published: 1 June, 2016