Legal

Governance

Xero is a publicly listed company overseen by a global board of directors comprised of eight members.
The board holds significant executive experience and expertise in leading brands, and
global technology companies in particular.

Chris Liddell

Graham Smith

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Rod Drury

Rod Drury

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Graham has more than 25 years of finance experience in the software and SaaS industry. He was previously Executive Vice President of Finance at Salesforce, after seven years as its Chief Financial Officer. He has held executive positions at Advent Software, Vitria Technology, Nuance Communications and Oracle. Graham also serves on the Board of Directors at Splunk, MINDBODY, BlackLine and Citrix.

Nominations Committee (Chair)
Audit and Risk Management Committee

Rod Drury is the CEO and co-founder of Xero and serves on its Board of Directors. One of New Zealand's leading technology entrepreneurs, Rod was a finalist in World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, and was named New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and Business Leader of the Year in 2012.

@roddrury
Bill Veghte

Bill Veghte

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lee Hatton

Lee Hatton

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bill is Executive Chairman of Turbonomic. Bill is a Director at SurveyMonkey, where he was previously CEO. He was also previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of HP’s $27 billion Enterprise Group. Prior to this, he was HP’s Chief Operating Officer and spent 20 years at Microsoft in business and engineering leadership roles.

People and Remuneration Committee (Chair)
Nominations Committee

Lee Hatton is the CEO of UBank and Executive General Manager of Direct Banking at National Australia Bank (NAB). With more than two decades in the financial services industry, Lee has a breadth of experience. In her current roles, Lee oversees more than 3,000 people within NAB’s Direct business and is responsible for leading UBank to disrupt in the banking space and introducing new innovation to the financial services industry. Lee started her career as a graduate at Westpac Banking Corporation in New Zealand, and subsequently held a number of roles across the UK, the US and Australia. Lee is also currently an Executive Director of the NAB Venture Fund.

Audit and Risk Management Committee (Chair)
People and Remuneration Committee

Craig Winkler

Craig Winkler

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig co-founded Australian small business accounting software provider MYOB in 1991. Craig built MYOB to be a popular business tool and brand which, in 2004, merged with Solution 6 to become Australia’s largest IT company. Craig joined Xero's board and became a substantial shareholder in 2009. He now spends the bulk of his time working in the philanthropic sector.

Audit and Risk Management Committee
Nominations Committee

Craig Elliott is an advisor and Director to companies in the New Zealand tech community. He was the co-founder and CEO of Pertino Networks, a cloud networking software company based in Silicon Valley. Craig was also previously CEO at Packeteer and had 10 years’ experience in senior product, marketing and GM roles at Apple. He is also a strategic advisor at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

People and Remuneration Committee

Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chaman Sidhu

Chaman Sidhu

GENERAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Susan is an experienced independent director on both ASX and NZX listed companies. She is currently an independent director of listed companies Trustpower, Vista Group and Property for Industry. Susan is also a director of The New Zealand Merino Company. Susan is a member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, was a past Ministerial Appointee to The National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women and has also been a long-serving member of the Board of IHC. 

People and Remuneration Committee

Chaman has over 20 years experience leading legal operations, legal strategy, compliance, governance, and risk management. She is dual-qualified in Australia and the U.S. and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chaman has previously been group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Envato, a global tech marketplace platform, and Lonely Planet Publications, a global travel content publisher.