Tuesday 13th March, 12:15, Seminar Room – The right place, the right time, the right people. Invest in Lubelskie Region, Poland (Panel)

Stella Donoghue is an experienced Finance Director and Chief Executive Officer. Having originally trained in the hotel industry, Stella qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991, gained an MBA from Cranfield, UK in 2000 and became a Chartered Director in 2006. During this time, she held various Finance Director roles within different industry sectors, and moved into a CEO role in 2011.

She led Phlexglobal (a specialist document management business within clinical research) from 2011 to 2016, growing it from 100 to 300 staff and opening new offices in the UK, US and Poland (Lublin). Under her leadership, the business grew from £9m revenue to £24m revenue, and increased profits from £2m to £8m+. The business was sold to private equity in 2011, 2014 and 2016, at which point Stella exited. Now, Stella has a portfolio of Non Executive Director roles in early stage businesses, acts as an Operating Partner for a PE fund, and makes Business Angel investments. She specialises in preparing businesses for sale/exit.