Chief executive, Irisa Group
It’s been a tempestuous year for chief executive Jane McNally at the helm of what was previously Alexon Group. Alexon fell into administration in September before being bought by private equity backer Sun European Partners for an undisclosed sum, and reborn under new name Irisa Group. For the year to January 29, 2011, the group posted a pre-tax profit from continuing operations and after exceptional costs of £100,000 versus a loss of £14.3m the previous year. However, difficulties caused by a number of onerous leases meant that the then Alexon Group could not continue to trade as a listed company. McNally’s priority now is for the group to “return to business as usual”.
Most likely to… Be found holidaying in remote locations.
Last year’s position 82