Kevin Loosemore


Kevin Loosemore was appointed Chairman of IRIS in August 2017 following his roles as non-executive Chairman of Micro Focus in 2005 and Executive Chairman in April 2011. 

Prior to this, Kevin was non-executive Chairman of Morse plc, a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society and a non-executive director of the Big Food Group plc. His most recent executive roles were as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc, President of Motorola Europe, Middle East and Africa and before that, he was Chief Executive of IBM UK Limited. 

He has a degree in politics and economics from Oxford University.

Kevin Dady

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Dady is the Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for all operations across the Group. Under his leadership, IRIS is at the forefront of the digital agenda for UK business, from accountancy and payroll, to HR and education. Kevin also heads IRIS’ acquisition strategy, building on core strengths within existing markets and identifying new strategic verticals.

Kevin has more than twenty years of leadership experience, having held many executive roles across the UK. Most notably, his experience includes membership of Capita’s divisional executive board, spending 18 years with the business, including overseeing its Professional Services Division.

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Elona Mortimer-Zhika

Chief Operating Officer

Elona is the Chief Operating Officer of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for a wide range of functions, including Revenue, IT, HR, Facilities and Legal. She joined in November 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 15 years of business leadership, operational change and profit growth experience.

Before joining IRIS, Elona held several senior leadership roles in both operational and commercial finance across a portfolio of listed and PE-backed businesses, including Acision/Xura, Arthur Anderson and Deloitte.

Elona graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Economics. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of England & Wales and won National Finance Professional of the Year 2018 at the Venus Awards.

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David Packford

Non-executive Director

David has been a non-executive Director at IRIS since October 2012. Prior to that, he occupied Director and non-executive roles at Everymind and Verve Partners respectively.

David has a BA in Economics from the University of Liverpool and an MSc in Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Nic Humphries

Non-executive Director

Nic is a non-executive director of IRIS, and led the original buyout of the business by Hg in 2004. He has been Managing Partner/CEO of Hg since 2007, having joined the firm in 2001. He has previously worked at Geocapital Partners, where he founded its European division. Prior to this, Nic led the IT and telecoms team at Barclays Private Equity. He started his career at 3i plc. 

He has 26 years of Private Equity experience, of which 23 years has been exclusively focused on the TMT sector.

Nic gained a First Class degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salford and was an IEEE and National Engineering Council scholar.

Michael Biehl

Non-executive Director

Michael is a non-executive director on the Board of IRIS. He is responsible for Hg’s software and technology investments, investing from their large-cap Saturn fund.

He joined Hg in 2018 with eleven years of private equity investment experience, six of which as a Principal at Blackstone, where he was actively involved in a number of investments across the business services, packaging and industrial sectors. Prior to this Michael was with Warburg Pincus. He started his career at Merrill Lynch in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance teams in London and New York. Michael is German and works from both HG’s London and Munich offices. He holds a Masters in Economics and Business Administration, summa cum laude, from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management and an MBA from INSEAD.

Matthew Robinson

Non-executive Director

Matthew is a non-executive director on the Board of IRIS. He joined ICG in 2000 and is a Managing Director in the UK investment team. Matthew joined ICG from KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He is a graduate of Bristol University, with a degree in Economics and Accounting.

James Roddis

Non-executive Director

James is a non-executive director of IRIS. He works for ICG plc as Head of UK – Equity & Mezzanine and is on their European Investment Committee. He joined ICG in 2008 having previously worked at Montagu Private Equity for a decade. James originally trained as an accountant with what is now PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Michael Cox

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is Chief Finance Officer at IRIS, having originally joined the business in 2016 heading the financial planning and commercial team.

Prior to joining IRIS, Michael held senior leadership roles across both Operational and Commercial Finance at Xura, a PE-backed leading digital communications services provider. During this time, he led international teams and helped take the business through two transformative sale processes under both PE- and US-listed environments. His most recent role was Vice President Corporate Finance.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant, having begun his career at PwC focused on technology and software clients before moving into industry.

EA: Katie O’Reilly
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