TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute
(CIRI) announces Colleen Vancha as the Vice Chair of the CIRI Board of
Directors. Colleen is the Senior Vice-President of Investor Relations
and Corporate Affairs at Viterra. She will succeed David Carey as Chair,
CIRI Board of Directors in 2011.
In her current role, Colleen oversees the company's public affairs,
advertising, communication and corporate social responsibility programs
and manages the company's investor relations and corporate disclosure
policies. She has held progressively responsible positions with Viterra
since joining in 1988 and was instrumental in establishing the Investor
Relations Division when the company went public in 1996. Before joining
Viterra, Colleen worked in the Taxation and Economic Policy Division,
the Treasury Board Division and the Investment and Financial Services
Branch of the Government of Saskatchewan's Department of Finance. She
studied Business Administration at the University of Regina and has
completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Investor Relations
Executive Development program at York University. Colleen has been a
CIRI National Board member since 2006.
"Colleen provides valuable leadership in her role on the National Board
and as Co-chair of the Resource and Education Committee. She is a
passionate champion of CIRI and the investor relations profession and
has the skills and experience needed to lead the CIRI Board," said David
Carey, Chair, CIRI Board of Directors.
"CIRI's deep commitment to best practices and performance excellence
among IR professionals is an inspiration to me in my leadership role at
Viterra, and it is why I am extremely honoured and proud to be appointed
Vice Chair of the CIRI Board of Directors. I am accepting this role at a
time when Investor Relations is bringing increasing value to capital
markets and I am looking forward to working with the CIRI leadership and
Board of Directors to advance investor relations as a key strategic
function within Canadian organizations," said Colleen Vancha.
Jennifer Pierce has resigned from the CIRI Board resulting from a change
in position. In her new role, she is the Vice President Commercial
Management at TransAlta and will lead the management of long-term
commercial arrangements, including long-term power purchase arrangement,
joint ventures, fuel supply, regulated transmission and lands with the
goal of maximizing TransAlta's contract revenue.
"Jennifer has made a valuable contribution to the National Board over
the past two years, particularly in her role as Co-chair of the Issues
Committee. We wish her the best in her new and challenging role," said
A complete list of CIRI Board of Directors can be found at www.ciri.org.
CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives
responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and
the financial community. CIRI contributes to the transparency and
integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of
investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the
stature of the profession. With 600 members, CIRI is the world's second
largest society of investor relations professionals. For further
information, please visit ciri.org.
SOURCE Canadian Investor Relations Institute
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