Chandler Benet joined Ocado in December 2018 as IR manager, becoming head of IR two years later.
During her time at the online supermarket and tech business, she has broadened relationships with the market – Ocado met with more than 1,500 investors last year – and taken up responsibility for the ESG program.
That hard work paid off at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2022 where Benet won the rising star award, handed to an IR professional who has spent less than 10 years in the profession and brought fresh thinking.
‘I think the role is changing a lot,’ she said. ‘I think the way that you can communicate is changing a lot. I would just say, Don’t stick to the status quo, because we’re in a place where you can really shape what IR means in a company.’
Along with Benet’s rising star award, Ocado also went home with best use of multimedia for IR. The company won for a digital campaign covering its 2021 end-year results, which featured creative use of animation to highlight different parts of the equity story.
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