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Xero founder Rod Drury steps down from CEO role
“Steve’s appointment underpins the important evolution from a founder-led company to a business with worldwide scale.” – Xero chair
05 Mar 18
Xero founder wins global marketing award
Rod Drury was named the Global Marketer of the Year at an international marketing research conference held at the University of Canterbury.
03 Jul 17
Morgan resigns from Xero board, company eyes Aussie shareholders
Sam Morgan will not be seeking re-election on the Xero board on July 20, after several years of supporting and working with the company.
29 Jun 16
North America head steps down as Xero eyes key global recruitments
"We are grateful to Peter for his work and recognise his contributions in helping Xero become the fastest growing cloud accounting company across the
19 Sep 14
Xero’s Auckland presence grows as PM unveils new office...
"Cloud technologies are mainstays of the way we keep in touch with our teams across the globe and we have really embraced a flexible, borderless worki
10 Sep 14
Redundancy - How will a new international cable benefit NZ?
DTS CEO Brendan Ritchie writes the third of his three part series of posts on the subject of the additional undersea cables planned for New Zealand in
02 Sep 14
Boost for SMBs as Xero launches business software marketplace
"The success of the Xero ecosystem meant we needed to rethink how small businesses and their advisors discover the best solutions for them."
26 Aug 14
Pricing: How will a new international cable benefit NZ?
DTS CEO Brendan Ritchie writes the second of his three part series of posts on the subject of the additional undersea cables planned for New Zealand i
13 Aug 14
How will a new international cable benefit NZ?
DTS CEO Brendan Ritchie writes the first of his three part series of posts on the subject of the additional undersea cables planned for New Zealand in
12 Aug 14
Burn baby burn… "No surprises" as Xero growth continues
Xero burned through $17.3 million during the last quarter, yet remains on-track with the company’s ambitious growth plans.
01 Aug 14
Xero praises power of Big Data as doors open for business...
"Data has the potential to be an incredibly valuable resource for all New Zealander."
01 Aug 14
Has Dotcom made a Mega cock-up in bashing Xero?
Kim Dotcom’s sudden silence in his war of words with Xero CEO Rod Drury has not gone unnoticed in some circles, with many speculating shareholder pressure to have severely bitten his tongue.
30 Jul 14
Dotcom takes on Drury... Mocks "overvalued" Xero
Born at the NZ Tech chaired political ICT debate and enflamed on national TV, Rod Drury’s Kim Dotcom-bashing has finally provoked reaction.
28 Jul 14
“Go home Dotcom”… Drury slams “depressing” political ICT plans
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.
26 Jul 14
New director jumps on board as Xero strengthens Aussie presence
"We have been searching for an additional Director in our largest market, Australia, who understands the innovation occurring in banking and payments.
11 Apr 14
Xero braces itself for "mind-blowing" 2014 and beyond...
"The speed that the New Zealand market is changing is phenomenal... We want to blow people’s mind in the next few years as we get to a million custome
08 Apr 14
Xero finishes year up 83% to $70m
Xero is now the leading accounting software provider in New Zealand and the leading online accounting software in Australia and the United Kingdom, wi
04 Apr 14
Govt launches NZ Business Number
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Commerce Minister Craig Foss this week formally launched the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) at Xero
12 Mar 14
Xero smashes 250k customer mark...
"It took five years to get our first 50,000 customers, but in the last 12 months we’ve added 115,000 more."
20 Feb 14
Drury drives Xero's US expansion with Microsoft, HP and Paypal stalwarts
Xero Limited has bolstered its Board and US management team with the appointment of a new Board Chairman, adding a further US based Director, and esta
13 Feb 14
Telecom/Chorus stalwart joins Xero expansion plans
Xero’s growth in staff continues with over 90 recruited in the last three months, taking total staff numbers to over 600 with the business still aggre
16 Jan 14
NZ shares rise as Xero cracks $5 billion value
New Zealand shares rose, led by Xero on optimism more investors will focus on the cloud-based accounting firm's growth potential.
11 Jan 14
Xero doubles first-half losses in quest for global domination
Xero, the cloud-based accounting software company that's now the second-biggest listed company more than doubled its first-half loss as it continues i
22 Nov 13
Xero seeks New Zealand leader
Online accounting software company Xero is creating a new position of New Zealand Managing Director to look after its fast growing business in New Zea
15 Nov 13