Investor relations professionals come from diverse backgrounds and
are employed by organisations across all industries.
AIRA recognises the importance of professional development and, while not a requirement of
membership, encourages investor relations professionals to undertake ongoing education and learning
such that professionals enhance their skills, develop their capabilities and maintain professional currency.
This is especially important in areas of investor relations impacted by regulation and where that regulation
evolves over time.
AIRA provides extensive learning and development opportunities throughout the year to provide investor
relations professionals with specifically tailored and relevant development.
While AIRA has no formal requirement for investor relations professionals to undertake professional
development (ie this is undertaken on an entirely voluntary basis), it has developed a suggested
framework that professionals might consider in relation to fulfilling their development objectives. The
suggested framework has been developed to emphasise the importance of investor relations specific
activities although professionals are likely to benefit from a much broader range of development
opportunities of relevance to their roles.
Activities & CPD Hours
Suggested target for Investor Relations Professionals is 20 hours of professional development. Please note
that 13 of the 20 hours should be accrued directly with AIRA.