IR Magazine Webinar - Driving shareholder engagement through effective communications - Speaker biographies

Ben Ashwell, editor, IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary
Ben Ashwell is the editor at IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, covering investor relations, governance, risk and compliance. Prior to this, he was the founder and editor of Executive Talent, the global quarterly magazine from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Before moving to the US, Ben was the vice president and editor at Executive Grapevine, overseeing a daily news website, ten annual supplements and HR Grapevine, the UK’s leading HR and talent management magazine. In his spare time, Ben writes fiction, poetry and arts and culture reviews. Eyewear Publishing recently named him in their list of the Best New British and Irish Poets.

Alex Brooks, president, Computershare Communication Services, US
Alex Brooks is the U.S. president of Computershare Communication Services. 

Prior to his cross-Atlantic move to Chicago earlier this year, he led the UK Communication Services Division for the past eight years out of Bristol.  Before joining Computershare in 2011, he garnered over 15 years of experience in some of the UK’s largest print and mail companies.

Alex has lived and breathed customer communications for the past two-plus decades, gaining vast experience in proposition and product development, digital, creative and customer experience.  Moreover, he is keen to acclimate in the evolving global landscape of our communications industry to better meet (and exceed) customer expectations.   

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