JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 3653
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:57

Xero zeroes in on some big appointments

Chris Liddell Chris Liddell GM

Cloud-based accounting software developer and MYOB rival Xero has appointed former Microsoft chief financial officer Chris Liddell as its new chairman and ex-PayPal executive Peter Karpas to head its North American team.

The Welllington, New Zealand-based company said in a statement that its appointment of Liddell as chair is effective from today, with former chair Sam Knowles resigning as both chair and director. US-based Bill Veghte, who runs HP's enterprise group, has also been appointed to the Xero board.

Meanwhile the firm also announced Peter Karpas has been appointed chief executive, North America effective from 24 February, having recently been PayPal's general manager, North America for small and medium business. He also has previously held a senor role at Intuit, an American financial software company.

"As you would expect from a fast expanding software company, our strategy is to increase US representation on our board," chief executive Rod Drury said in a statement.

"These three high calibre appointments are all significant additions to our American-based leadership team and position us strongly in the US and globally."


26-27 February 2020 | Hilton Brisbane

Connecting the region’s leading data analytics professionals to drive and inspire your future strategy

Leading the data analytics division has never been easy, but now the challenge is on to remain ahead of the competition and reap the massive rewards as a strategic executive.

Do you want to leverage data governance as an enabler?Are you working at driving AI/ML implementation?

Want to stay abreast of data privacy and AI ethics requirements? Are you working hard to push predictive analytics to the limits?

With so much to keep on top of in such a rapidly changing technology space, collaboration is key to success. You don't need to struggle alone, network and share your struggles as well as your tips for success at CDAO Brisbane.

Discover how your peers have tackled the very same issues you face daily. Network with over 140 of your peers and hear from the leading professionals in your industry. Leverage this community of data and analytics enthusiasts to advance your strategy to the next level.

Download the Agenda to find out more




Recent Comments