Kevin Dady is the Executive Chairman of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for IRIS’ acquisition and corporate development strategy, while also continuing his executive sponsorship of the company’s exciting next generation of products and services, which are due to be launched this year and beyond.
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.
Contact: Louise Rogers
T: 01753 411 413
E: Kevin Dady
Chief Executive Officer
Elona is the Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for all operations across the Group. Elona is dedicated to ensure IRIS is the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. She is very passionate about building winning teams that put our customers at the heart of everything we do, providing them with an exceptional experience and value- add solutions.
She joined IRIS in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2018 responsible for a wide range of functions including revenue generation, customer service and all back office functions. Before joining IRIS, Elona held several senior leadership roles in Big 4 and PE-backed businesses, including Mavenir, Acision, Arthur Anderson and Deloitte.
Elona graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Economics. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and won National Finance Professional of the Year 2018 at the Venus Awards.
Contact: Louise Rogers
T: 01753 411 413
E: Elona Mortimer-Zhika
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.
Contact: Vanessa Bulley
T: 01753 411 462
E: Michael Cox
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 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 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 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 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.