Rod Drury: Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to our CEO Rod Drury for last night winning the New Zealand Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by ASB.

Rod Drury 2013 EOY Winner

From Rod this morning:

“This really means a lot to me. I started my career at Arthur Young and went through the merger when EY started. I’m so grateful for doing my apprenticeship with such a great firm and being part of an outstanding alumni.”

“It was also significant that ASB Bank was the principal sponsor, as the ASB was the first bank to give Xero overnight Bank Feeds. That kicked off an accounting revolution where now it’s expected that all accounting software should have that feature.”

“Anyone who has done a business know it’s all about the team. It’s humbling to be part of such a great group of people.”

We’re stoked with what Rod’s achieved and continues to achieve both with Xero and in the way he is helping New Zealand and small businesses globally.

An absolute inspiration.



Heidi Seal
October 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

I agree, an absolute inspiration. Congratulations Rod!

Gayle Buchanan
October 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

Ditto Heidi

Bruce Stronge
October 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Nice work Rod, you’re doing something right, clearly – and we’re proud to be part of your journey as an add-on.

Ian Sheekey
October 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Well done, a richly deserved reward for all the great work that you and your team are doing..

Jacqueline Dailey
October 19, 2013 at 2:26 am

It was such a pleasure to meet you at Xerocon in San Francisco! You are wonderful person and a definite inspiration to us all! I am excited to be a Xero Partner, and cannot wait to see what new things are coming! Great job Rod and everyone else on the Xero team!

Adam Hodgson
October 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

The journey has just begun for Xero. It is taking the drudgery out of accounting and bookkeeping and moving it to the value add service it should be.

Sally McKenna
October 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Congratulations Rod – a well deserved award indeed!

Elaine Mullen.
October 29, 2013 at 3:46 am

Congrats Rod. Love what your doing with Xero.

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