Meet our global judges
Our global judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of regional winners across the globe.
Co-founder & partner, SMB Group
Laurie brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role as cofounder and partner at SMB Group.
Director of Transformation, BDO Global
Becca is responsible for bringing together and aligning the business services offering across BDO's 164 member firms around a common purpose to drive value to their clients and their own business.
Global Head of Partnerships, Stripe
Jeanne oversees Stripe’s relationships with financial partners such as leading banks and card networks, major technology partnerships, and overall business development.
John is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of business expertise. He has a background in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions, building, plus experience growing software companies and highly motivated teams.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
As CEO, Sukhinder leads the growth and performance of Xero globally. With more than 25 years’ in Silicon Valley as a CEO, digital leader and board member, she has experience building and scaling global companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus and StubHub.
EGM, Customer Experience, Xero
Nigel leads the award-winning global customer experience team at Xero. His teams present knowledge, enable community collaboration, and provide digital support to the exponentially growing customer base, which currently sits over 3.7m subscribers.
Meet our judges for Australia
Our Australia judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of entries across Australia.
Hot Toast director and primary consultant and Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC) member
Sarah is the founder of Hot Toast, a new breed of accounting firm created for the creative and innovative industries with a focus on CFO services.
CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA)
Luke has over a decade of experience in policy, advocacy and government. His grandfather emigrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1951 and started a small business, a legacy that helps inform Luke on the vital role small businesses play in building livelihoods and communities across Australia.
Founder, KYU Media and Social Kung Fu
Matt is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Australia's leading personal branding expert. He's the founder of creative agency KYU Media, Social Kung Fu.
Australia Country Manager, Xero
Will was appointed Xero country manager for Australia in 2022 where he is responsible for supporting the small business economy in Australia and for Xero’s relationships with the Australian government, financial institutions, and enterprises.
Senior Account Manager, Xero
Brooke is a senior account manager at Xero.