At the IR Society’s Annual Best Practice Awards on 22 November 2016, Richard Davies, Founder and MD of RD:IR, was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the IR Society.
The Honorary Fellowship recognises Richard’s longstanding commitment to the development of the IR profession and his extensive contribution to the work of the Society. Richard was Deputy Chairman of the UK IR Society for seven years, Chairman for two years and on the Board in total for ten. He either is currently, or has, sat on nearly all the IR Society Committees and chaired a few of them too.
During Richard’s Chairmanship, he created the Public Affairs Committee, upgraded the Policy Committee, helped create the Certificate in IR, founded the IR Forum (where IROs can meet investors to discuss policy matters), ran outreach programmes to similar professional bodies (such as the ACCA / ICSA etc) and increased membership numbers.
Fellows of the IR Society hold invaluable experience and can help to advance the profession by sharing expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm for the discipline. They will often help in the development of best practice standards and policies, and contribute to the organisation’s working groups, panels and consultations.
The Staff of RD:IR are delighted that Richard’s many achievements over the years have been recognised in this way by the IR Society