Navigator is pleased to announce that its Chief Strategy Officer, Heather Watt, has completed the joint Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)/Ivey Investor Relations Certification Program and is now a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR). Heather is excited to apply this experience to serving Navigator’s clients facing strategic communications challenges in the capital markets space.
CIRI President and CEO, Yvette Lokker acknowledged the graduates, saying,“Congratulations to those who have earned the CPIR designation in 2017. The CPIR represents a higher level of knowledge, skill and commitment. The designation lends additional credibility to the investor relations profession and creates greater awareness of the important role that IROs play in the capital markets.”
CIRI’s CPIR designation is the first investor relations certification in North America. CIRI describes the CPIR as a program and certification that “allows investor relations professionals to demonstrate their commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in investor relations.”
In addition to serving clients, as Navigator’s Chief Strategy Officer, Heather Watt is responsible for the growth, innovation, revenue management and margin improvement of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Heather was responsible for leading complex corporate strategy projects for clients including Fortune 500 companies and governments, in industries such as consumer products, life sciences, health insurance, retail pharmacy, industrials, and private equity.
For more information see CIRI’s press release here.
Navigator is Canada’s leading high-stakes public strategy firm retained by clients when they can’t afford to lose. Navigator was created by public affairs and government relations practitioners who recognized a market need for an organization that truly understood how to develop a winning, overarching plan, bringing together research, planning, stakeholder outreach, communications and government relations tactics. Navigator has grown to become a diverse firm with consultants from a variety of backgrounds including journalism, public opinion research, politics, marketing and law.
Navigator serves clients from offices in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Ottawa and London, UK.
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 markets by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members and the stature of the profession. With close to 500 members and four Chapters across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For further information, please visit CIRI.org.