Stella Donoghue

Stella Donoghue
Managing Director
Phlexglobal Group
Stella’s early career was in the Hotel industry. She was the World Book “Young
Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1984, awarded for setting up a restaurant at the age of
17. Later, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and held senior roles in several
London hotels, including Finance Director at Claridge’s.
Following her MBA at Cranfield (2000), she established a business providing Finance
Director services to SMEs. In 2011, she led a private equity backed MBO to buy out
one of her client companies, Phlexglobal Ltd (pharmaceutical services sector), and
took on the role of Managing Director. Having expanded the business into the US and
Europe, she led a secondary PE backed buyout in 2014. Stella will remain with the
business until the next exit, at which stage she will return to a portfolio career.