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Kathleen Hennessy  managing editor & chief copy editor

Kathleen Hennessy

Kathleen Hennessy has been a journalist for the past 34 years. During that time she has commissioned, written and edited for the Financial TimesSunday TimesIndependent on SundayObserver, (a Guardian website), and a host of personal finance, consumer rights and property magazines.

She is a former deputy editor of Moneywise, the UK’s biggest-selling personal finance magazine, where she worked for seven years, and former editor of consumer finance magazine Save Money! She has also been a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours and Channel 5’s Serious Money.

Kathleen has been at IR Media Group for 20 years, originally as chief copy editor and more recently also as managing editor, working across the company’s range of publications and online output.

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Garnet Roach  senior reporter

Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of subjects, from technology to politics and consumer finance, and even involved a stint as a reporter and editor in Sana’a, Yemen.

Since graduating from City University in London in 2003, where she studied journalism, Roach has worked as a freelance reporter at titles including, PC Advisor and The Big Issue.

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Tim Human  senior reporter

Tim Human

Tim Human is senior reporter at IR Magazine. He rejoined the publication in 2019 after two years working as a freelance journalist for a range of international publications. Previously, Tim was editor of IR Magazine between 2013-2017. He has also written for Corporate Secretary, IR Magazine’s sister publication, and CorpComms, the UK-based magazine for corporate communications professionals.

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Noemi Distefano  reporter

Noemi Distefano

Noemi Distefano joined IR Media Group as a reporter for IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary in October 2022. Before that, she worked for three years in B2B. She was a multimedia journalist, podcast host and producer at Shephard Media, covering the defense sector with a focus on military procurement and military technology on a global scale, in 2019-22.

Noemi then joined Newtrade Media in March 2022, working as a reporter and writing for the company's print weekly and fortnightly publications RN and Retail Express. 

She graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an MA in Journalism in 2017 and interned as a trainee journalist in Scotland at STV News in Glasgow and Bauer Media's Radio Forth in Edinburgh. She also worked as a freelance journalist and video content producer both in Italy and the UK.

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Hemma Visavadia  reporter

Hemma Visavadia

Hemma Visavadia joined IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary as a reporter in December 2022. She previously worked as a reporter at COVER Magazine, writing for the protection and health insurance sectors. She also worked as an editorial assistant at Mulberry Media, writing for a number of B2B magazines including Insurance Wire, Retail Sector and Accountancy Today. Prior to that, Hemma studied journalism and English at De Montfort University.

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