IRIS Software Group selects new CEO

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Posted: 21st December 2015

Kevin Dady to lead IRIS

IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading accountancy software provider, is today announcing the appointment of Kevin Dady as the group’s new Chief Executive Officer. Phill Robinson will assume the role of Group Chairman.

“This is a great time for Kevin to join us,” says Phill Robinson, Group Chairman. “IRIS is in a very strong market position and Kevin is the right leader to take us to the next level. I genuinely believe he can help build our business and drive us forward in accountancy, payroll, HR and cloud technologies.”

Previously a member of Capita’s divisional executive board, Kevin spent 18 years with the business, most recently overseeing its Professional Services Division; which included all Capita’s software and local government businesses as well as its strategic childrens’ services offering. Kevin joined Capita in 1996, after working in local government for 14 years.

Kevin Dady, CEO of IRIS Software Group says, “I feel honoured to lead such a renowned UK software company. Phill’s vision and leadership has enabled IRIS to become the industry leader and I look forward to accelerating the innovation and execution our customers need.”

IRIS’s CEO appointment is announced at a time when the business is set for another exceptional financial year; it now has 500,000 cloud users, with over 2,500 new practices having joined IRIS during 2015. IRIS Software is also fully supporting the auto enrolment changes – the most complex payroll change to date. 98 per cent of UK businesses with employees will need to stage and enrol their workers of which over 500,000 people have automatically enrolled via IRIS Software.

Phill Robinson will replace Nick Discombe, who steps away from the Chairman role to become a non-executive director. Nick has been Chairman of IRIS for nine years, working closely with Phill for the past seven years. 

“I believe we have a great business, a wonderful team and with Kevin leading the business, we will continue to build a market winning company and fully capitalise on the huge opportunity ahead of us,” adds Robinson.