Michael Cooling, former group head of investor relations (IR) at
Reuters Holdings, has joined financial and corporate agency Grandfield
as a consultant in its analyst and IR division.
Cooling’s appointment marks Grandfield’s attempt to strengthen the IR
side of its business. Stephen Benzikie, formerly senior City
correspondent on the Daily Mail also recently joined the team.
Cooling, a former chairman of the Investor Relations Society, held the
position at Reuters from 1985 to 1997 until retiring last December. He
will work part-time at Grandfield on specific projects for new and
Grandfield’s IR work has included projects for clients such as London
International, the manufacturer of Durex condoms, and flower delivery
service Flying Flowers.
Charles Cook, chief executive of Grandfield, said: ’We are delighted to
have attracted senior people of such calibre to help develop our analyst
Other members of Grandfield’s analyst and IR team include founding
director Michael Henman and former Robert Fleming Securities global
equity specialist Ranjana Panikar.