Kevin Dady

Executive Chairman

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

Elona Mortimer-Zhika

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 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Awards include Global Banking and Finance Business Woman of the Year UK 2020 and the Venus National Finance Professional of the Year 2018.

Contact: Louise Rogers
T: 01753 411 413
E: Elona Mortimer-Zhika

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.

Contact: Gaynor Young
T: 01753 411 381
E: Michael Cox

David Lockie

Chief Operating Officer

David Lockie is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for a wide range of functions, including Revenue, Customer Success, Systems Transformation and M&A Integration. He joined IRIS in 2018 as Chief Customer Officer, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge across various sectors and industries, including taking responsibility for software businesses across central and local government, education, financial services and payments.  

As a seasoned executive, David has a proven track-record for championing customers, providing an exceptional experience and driving innovation and improvement at every step of their journey.

Prior to IRIS, David enjoyed a varied tenure with Capita, most recently leading the Capita Software Services Division. David joined Capita as a result of the acquisition of Imasys, where he gained his initial software and payments knowledge and experience.

Contact: Misha-Jade Gill
T: 01753 411 421
E: David Lockie

JF Sullivan

Chief Product Officer

JF Sullivan is the Chief Product Officer for IRIS Software Group. With over 20 years’ experience, his goal is to propel IRIS product solutions to the next level. JF leads product vision, strategy, design and development, overseeing every element of the product portfolio from conceptualisation to launch and post-launch performance.

Prior to joining IRIS, JF held executive leadership roles in several prominent global brands, including Digital Equipment Corp, Lotus Development, Netscape, Cloudmark and Acision. His perceptive, creative, and flexible approach has enabled him to lead successful product transformations and technology innovations across the B2B industry, including internet security, messaging, and wireless communications sectors. 

Contact: Vanessa Bulley
T: 01753 411 420
E: JF Sullivan

Stephanie Kelly

Chief People Officer

Stephanie Kelly is Chief People Officer and is responsible for the full employee experience, including talent acquisition and strategy, learning and development, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and office environment.

As an international human resources executive, Steph brings a wealth of experience in implementing best HR practices, as well as acquisition due diligence and integration. These include working for leading technology and IT firms, including Symphony and Torex. She is also a trained executive coach, with a passion for identifying, developing and supporting high potentials and great leaders.

Contact: Misha-Jade Gill
T: 01753 411 421
E: Stephanie Kelly

Chris Smith

Chief Sales Officer

Chris is the Chief Sales Officer and is responsible for sales across the Group. He is a dynamic commercial leader accumulating a wealth of experience and a proven track record for international business development in several senior leadership roles across EMEA.

Immersed in the technology industry, Chris has over 20 years of business growth experience, developing new markets and territories, dedicating himself to a proactive hands-on approach, leading strategic growth and change evangelism.

His most recent tenure was with Harman International, an industry leading, highly acquisitive technology business where he was responsible for growing revenue, securing sustainability and creating jobs. 

Contact: Gaynor Young
T: 01753 411 381
E: Chris Smith

Nick Gregory

Chief Marketing Officer

Nick is Chief Marketing Officer of IRIS bringing over 25 years of experience in B2B software marketing, sales and product development. He joined the company in August 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer, having previously led B2B marketing agency MXL advising and leading brands such as MessageLabs, MySQL and Veritas.

Prior to this, he ran his own B2B manufacturing analytics software business, Portico. Nick has also held senior roles at content management pioneer, MediaSurface and database giant, Oracle.

In 2016, Nick was recognised as one of the 100 most influential B2B tech marketers in Europe.

Contact: Vanessa Bulley
T: 01753 411 420
E: Nick Gregory

Jim Murray

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Jim is responsible for developing IRIS Software Group’s acquisition strategy, as well as leading and delivering all M&A activity. Jim brings over 16 years’ of commercial and financial experience across the information and business services sectors in the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

Prior to joining IRIS, Jim led Experian’s corporate development activities across the UK&I and EMEA regions.

Jim is a Chartered Accountant, having originally started his career with PwC; he has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and has previously held the role of Registered Banking Representative in the US.

Contact: Gaynor Young
T: 01753 411 381
E: Jim Murray

Alex Cutler

Chief Information Officer

Alex Cutler is the IRIS Chief Information Officer (CIO), bringing 21 years of experience of business-orientated IT leadership, programme management, business transformation and business change, product management, software development, cyber security, infrastructure and network expertise.

Alex Cutler joined IRIS after spending more than two decades in Capita plc where he rose through the ranks to be group Chief Information Officer. Alex joined at the bottom of Capita, and was promoted into numerous roles in many of Capita’s hugely successful software businesses, helping many dominate their markets.

Alex is passionate that by putting customers first, putting ourselves in our customers shoes, and valuing our staff, both customers and the company can enjoy success.

Contact: Vanessa Bulley
T: 01753 411 420
E: Alex Cutler