Our Patrons

Elona Mortimer-Zhika  

CEO, Iris Software Group

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Elona is the Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for all operations across the Group. She joined IRIS in 2016 as its Chief Financial Officer, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2018 and then Chief Executive Officer in 2019.

In 2020, Elona was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Purplebricks. Before joining IRIS, Elona held several senior leadership roles in Big 4 and PE-backed businesses, including Mavenir, Acision, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.  

Elona graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Charted Accountants in England & Wales. Awards include UK Tech Awards Business Woman of the Year 2020; Global Banking and Finance Business Woman of the Year UK 2020 and the Venus National Finance Professional of the Year 2018. Elona is passionate about diversity and is a mentor in the F-Ten ICAEW programme supporting women in leadership positions.

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