The Adara Group (formerly the ISIS Group) is a partnership between an international development organisation Adara Development (formerly the ISIS Foundation) and two corporate advisory businesses Adara Advisors Pty. Limited (formerly ISIS Asia Pacific) and Adara Partners (Australia) Pty Limited. The objective of Adara Advisors and Adara Partners is to fund the core support costs of Adara Development. The organisation was founded in Bermuda in 1998 by New Zealand-born business woman Audette Exel. The organisation was originally called the ISIS Group, after Isis, the Egyptian goddess of children and motherhood. In 2014, due to external factors, the ISIS Group changed its name to the Adara Group. The name Adara comes from the Epsilon Canis Majori, the second brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It has the traditional name Adhara (sometimes spelled Adara). The Adara Group was co-founded in 1998 in Bermuda by Audette Exel and a small group of friends. Exel had just finished a three-year position as the Managing Director of BCB (during which time she was also the chairperson of the BSX). Soon after formation, Adara Development began to conduct development research in Humla, Nepal, and also fostered connections with Kiwoko Hospital in the war-torn Luwero Triangle, Uganda.