IR TV Launch: Episode One


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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02:00 PM AEST - 02:45 PM AEST



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About this episode

With updated guidelines and a shift in the way we are now communicating - our first IRTV episode will explore the world of virtual AGMs. In this live panel discussion we will cover everything you need to know - including:

  • What needs to be considered for a company hosting a virtual AGM and how best to prepare 
  • Why it is more critical than ever to have effective engagement with your shareholders 
  • The technology “must haves” and lessons learnt from companies who have held their AGM virtually in 2020  
  • The key to successful proxy voting and how shareholders can securely vote during a virtual AGM
  • How virtual AGMS affect your shareholders participating
  • The importance of register analysis

Maria Leftakis, CEO Australia, Morrow Sodali 

Maria is a founder shareholder and has 25 years’ experience in shareholder engagement, specialising in the strategic advice and execution of mergers and acquisitions, AGMs, contests, proxy fights and other extraordinary transactions. She is recognised as the industry leader and has advised on many of Australia’s largest deals, including Amcor's merger with Bemis, Westfield’s merger with Unibail-Rodamco, Iron Mountain Inc’s merger scheme with Recall Holdings Ltd, TOWER’s merger scheme with Dai-ichi Life, BHP’s bid for Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers’ merger & demerger with Coles and Colonial's merger with CBA. As founder and CEO Maria brings proprietorial focus and commitment to every client mandate. 

Steve Hodkin, Head of Listed Client Services, Boardroom Pty Ltd

Steve is the Head of Listed Client Services division at Boardroom Australia, which includes registry management of Boardroom’s 300+ ASX Listed clients, as well as oversight of the Meetings Services team. With a background in investment banking operations and Australian stockbroking back and middle office functions, Steve made the switch to registry services in 2015 and loves the challenge of working for an innovative and pioneering business like Boardroom. He has been at the forefront of the recent uptake in Virtual Meetings services and is keen to share his views on the advantages and challenges of the solution.

Sara Drury, General Manager, Redback Connect

Sara manages the fast-growing digital events arm of Redback, which runs over 150 managed webinars monthly for corporate, government and not-for-profit customers. After joining Redback more than a decade ago, she works closely with sales, marketing and delivery to provide organisations with frictionless, seamless events that take the stress out of their online programs and increase the overall production quality. Sara works closely with Australian and New Zealand organisations to help plan, deliver and execute virtual conferences, meetings, learning programs and investor relations events.

Moderator: Nina Dunn, Director of Marketing, Morrow Sodali

Nina has over 16 years of professional experience working in the financial industry. Prior to joining Morrow Sodali, Nina worked as Senior Marketing Manager for Wilson Asset Management, a boutique funds management company specialising in listed investment companies. Previously, Nina worked at Ellerston Capital as the Manager of Marketing and Investor Relations, marketing nine unlisted funds and two listed investment companies managing over $5 billion in FUM. Nina started her career in the financial industry working for Select Asset Management, a boutique alternative investment company where she worked for over 11 years. Nina has a Bachelor of Arts (Business) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Markets from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)..