CIRI has named its former chair Nathalie Megann as its newest president and CEO.
She takes over from Yvette Lokker, who held the role for the past decade until deciding to step down in May. Since then, Megann has been serving in an interim role while a replacement was sought.
‘I am honored and excited to lead CIRI as we execute our strategy to enhance and improve how we support our valuable members and the investor relations profession,’ she says.
‘I look forward to working with our talented employees, our very engaged board of directors and our incredibly important members, partners and sponsors as we continue to contribute to the integrity of the Canadian capital markets and support the needs of our investor relations community.’
Bringing more than 25 years’ experience to the role, Megann was previously chair of the institute in 2020 for two years, a role she held while vice president of IR and corporate affairs at aircraft services holding company Chorus Aviation.
During her seven years at Chorus, she oversaw the IR, corporate communications and public and government affairs functions. Prior to that, she spent four years working at Tourism Nova Scotia as chair of the governance committee.
She has been a member of CIRI since 2004 and took on a more active role when she joined the board in 2016.
‘The board is extremely pleased to welcome Nathalie as CIRI’s president and CEO,’ says Adam Borgatti, chair of CIRI’s board. ‘She is a highly respected investor relations officer and former board member and has the professional knowledge, experience and strategic vision to lead CIRI on its strategic path.
‘During Yvette’s tenure, she launched the CPIR designation program, developed research that establishes best and evolving practices, strengthened advocacy efforts and relationships with regulators and enhanced the operational efficiency and financial stability of the organization.’