Investor Relations (IR) is the communication of market intelligence between a company and the investment community, by which the company and its investing stakeholders share information and describe the investment proposition of the company. IR is a critical part of corporate strategic management, having a direct impact on the company’s ability to present itself in within an environment of rapidly increasing information, and to compete for investment resources. Many IR practitioners are multidisciplinary professionals combining finance, communication, marketing and legal skills.
Sharon Ditchburn is a Certified Practicing Accountant,
Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia and ICSA
(UK), and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as
well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance,
Entrepreneurship and Strategy. She is one of the few
individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank
to deliver their Director Development Programmes, and has been delivering
Corporate Governance advisory and training programmes throughout the
GCC since 2005.