IRS revamps policy group

The Investor Relations Society has put two agency PROs on its monthly policy committee in a bid to be more representative and to prepare for a raft of disclosure regulation.

The Maitland Consultancy head of IR Emma Burdett and Buchanan Communications IR director Claire Fargeot have taken seats on a revamped 14-strong committee under IRS chairman and PR Newswire MD Mark Hynes.

Before joining Buchanan, Fargeot set up and ran PricewaterhouseCoopers' strategic comms management business in Europe.

IRS head of comms Louise Clamp said the policy committee, which meets at the beginning of each month, had been restructured so the society's 600 members could be better advised. The committee's main task is to formulate the society's response to planned financial reporting regulations and update its members, a large proportion of whom are in-house IROs.

The committee is likely to have its work cut out over the next few months as regulations replacing the Operating Financial Review are
introduced and the UK moves to implement the EU's transparency directive.

The revamped committee, which has also been joined by respected IROs such as PwC's corporate reporting partner David Phillips, bolsters the credibility of the IRS, which some have criticised for not effectively representing members.

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