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Annabel Cotton

Annabel Cotton is one of New Zealand’s leading investor relations practitioners. Through Merlin IR, she has worked alongside many of New Zealand’s leading listed companies providing the board and senior executives with advice on a wide range of matters associated with their investor communications and governance programmes.

Annabel has ‘front line’ experience as a listed company director having served on the board and chaired the audit committees of three NZX listed companies. She also served as a director of Genesis Power Limited, was a Member of the Securities Commission for nine years and was the first Commissioner for Financial Advisers. Annabel is a Member of the External Reporting Board, a director of the Australasian Investor Relations Association and Waikato Regional Airport Limited and chairs the investment committee for Momentum Foundation, New Zealand’s largest regional foundation.

Annabel is a Fellow of the Australasian Investor Relations Association, the Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.