30 IR stars in 30 days: Agnico Eagle Mines
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days, giving you the gift of an IR advent calendar.
Agnico Eagle Mines has been a prolific award-winner at the IR Magazine Awards in Canada during the last 10 years, picking up 17 awards. Speaking to IR Magazine in February this year, Brian Christie, vice president of investor relations at Agnico Eagle, praised the company’s management, singling out Sean Boyd, the firm’s vice chair and CEO, who took home the prize for best IR by a CEO or CFO (large cap) for the second year in a row.
‘He really understands the importance of interfacing with the investment community and the analysts,’ Christie said of Boyd. ‘He puts a lot of time into marketing and seeing our investors.’
Agnico Eagle has consistently been praised in the research for IR Magazine Awards for the accessibility of its management. When we caught up with Christie in February 2017, he said the company aims to conduct more than 500 face-to-face meetings per year. ‘It’s a very important part of what we do, and I feel very fortunate that I can take most of my C-suite out with me. I even take some of my vice presidents,’ he noted.
Stay tuned for more IR stars this week and pick up a copy of the winter issue of IR Magazine to see the full list.
A version of this article was published in the winter 2018 issue of IR Magazine – the 30th anniversary issue of IR Magazine.