Christmas with IR Department
This year we've decided to reflect on the year but also look at the positive things that are coming up. Each of the team reflect on one thing they've learnt in 2020, what they are looking forward to the most over the Christmas period and the podcast or book that got them through the year!
We hope you enjoy, and Merry Christmas from the IR Department team!
Tesserent presents at IRD Invest
On 14 October 2020, Tesserent CEO, Julian Challingsworth presented at IR Department’s virtual investor conference, IRD Invest, an event designed to bring investors directly to the CEOs of emerging ASX listed companies.
Jaxsta presents at IRD Invest
On 14 October 2020, Jaxsta CEO and co-founder, Jacqui Louez Schoorl and Jaxsta CFO, Company Secretary and Executive Director Jorge Nigaglioni, presented at IR Department’s virtual investor conference, IRD Invest, an event designed to bring investors directly to the CEOs of emerging ASX listed companies.
Openpay presents at IRD Invest
Openpay Group Ltd (ASX: OPY) is a well-established player in the fast-growing global market for ‘Buy now pay later’ (BNPL) payment solutions. Openpay partners with merchants to provide BNPL repayment plans to customers instore, in-app and online.
Oventus presents at IRD Invest
On 14 October 2020, Oventus CEO, Dr Chris Hart, presented at IR Department’s virtual investor conference, IRD Invest, an event designed to bring investors directly to the CEOs of emerging ASX listed companies.
Kazia achieves major milestones
Our client, ASX-listed oncology company Kazia Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: KZA; NASDAQ: KZIA, has had a huge few months, including the achievement of significant milestones for lead drug candidate, paxalisib.
All set for your AGM?
We're all starting to think about AGMs (in fact, the IR Department team has already supported clients through a few! As companies are often running virtual AGMs for the first time this year, our friends at IRM have put together some thoughts on the corporate website can be a great tool to support shareholders with understanding how to join and vote. Thanks to the team at IRM for allowing us to share this post.
Insurance considerations as risks for Company Directors and Officers grow
According to Barrack Broking, these changes have contributed to a significant shift in the insurance market’s approach to Directors & Officers Insurance, and now now more than ever, companies need to demonstrate good company structure, risk management framework and diligent management.
Part 2: Ten steps to crisis management
This is the second article in a two-part series, written by our Communications Director, Cherie Hartley.
In part one, we covered the definition of a crisis and shared the example of a company which turned a looming crisis into an opportunity. Here in part two, we get into the nuts and bolts of how to effectively plan for a corporate crisis and how to prepare your team on how to respond effectively, before the need arises.
Part 1: Responding effectively in a time of crisis
This is the first article in a two-part series, authored by our Communications Director, Cherie Hartley. In part one, Cherie describes the definition of a crisis; key considerations in crisis comms and highlights one company that pivoted its strategic offering during the COVID-19 outbreak to turn a major potential revenue downturn into an opportunity.
How to make isolation less isolating
IR Department's Lauren Byrne, Junior Account Executive, discusses the struggles of isolation in a time of crisis and how to deal with it. Focusing on physical and mental health as well as maintaining a healthy work/life balance, she gives her tips on how to stay healthy while being isolated and away from regular routine.
How to go viral
There are so many things on the internet these days. Everyone is pushing their own agenda, opinion, etsy store or dog video, so in a sea of endless content, how do you make your message standout from the crowd?
Celebrating the winners in the inaugural ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards
Making the best of every investor presentation – part two
In the second part of this series, our Managing Director, Jane Lowe shares more of her key tips to help you make the best of your investor presentation and achieving all-important cut though with your investor audience.
IR Department’s Jane Lowe honoured at Bioshares Red Hat Awards
The annual Bioshares Biotech Summit – a leading life sciences investment conference – was held in Queenstown, New Zealand on Friday, July 26 to Saturday, July 27.
Making the best of every investor presentation – part one
Investor meetings are a crucial part of the communications strategy for every ASX-listed company, whether it is to update existing investors on your corporate progress, meet new investors that you can potentially add to your register or a deal roadshow for a capital raise.
Proudly partnering with ANZLF to foster innovation
Media campaign with Professor Matt Dun to mark World Brain Tumour Day
Meet the woman who changed the course of television history: Kay Koplovitz
In the latest in our series on female leaders, IR Department Account Director Gabriella Hold sat down with leading US entrepreneur, Kay Koplovitz. Kay is the first woman ever to head a television network as the founder and former CEO of USA Networks. Kay also created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams: licensing and advertising. Since 2000, she has been the Chairman of Springboard Enterprises: a non-profit organisation that fosters venture capital investments in women-led high growth companies. In this interview, Kay spoke about her experiences as a cable network pioneer and her advice for female and male entrepreneurs.