David Mills has more than 25 years of experience developing and executing investor relations programs. He spent ten years as Vice President of a mid-cap TSE-listed manufacturing company where he was responsible for its investor relations program and merger and acquisition activities. As a consultant for the past fifteen years, he has assisted a number of large and small cap Canadian companies implement responsible, proactive investor relations strategies in addition to managing more than 40 roadshows for Initial Public Offerings.
Mr. Mills is Past-President of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and past Chair of CIRI’s Issues Committee, where he co-authored CIRI’s Canadian Standards and Guidance for Corporate Disclosure. He was a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Investment Issues, and contributed to the Investment Dealer’s Association proposals on time periods for takeover bids as well as the Canadian Securities Administrator’s amendments to beneficial shareholder communications regulations.
He judged annual reports for the Financial Post Annual Reports Awards contest for five years, has given numerous talks and seminars on disclosure issues and building IR programs, as well as lecturing on cross-border acquisitions to the Queen’s University MBA program. He also wrote a weekly article on investment issues for The Hamilton Spectator between July 2000 and November 2001.
Mr. Mills has a BA from Trinity College, University of Toronto, completed two years towards a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.
On May 26, 1998, Mr. Mills was awarded the Canadian Investor Relations Institute 1998 Award for Excellence for his “contribution to the advancement of the investor relations profession in Canada”.
Mr. Mills has published two non-fiction books. “Zero to Sixty – A Dakar Adventure” describes the three weeks he spent embedded with a Chilean team competing in South America’s legendary Dakar Rally. “A Fine Chaos – Three Years Renovating a Castle in Chile” is the story of his family’s purchase and renovation of a property outside Santiago, Chile, and what they learned about the history, culture and people of this little-understood country.