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EGM – Design
“I started my career at Amazon, when the company fit into one building. We were doing product design before they even knew what it was. I think of that experience like university. It’s where I learned about the power of the customer.
My whole career has been about helping people understand the value of design and making sure it has a seat at the table. But Xero recognises that design is critical. And we’re having a rebirth in terms of design and research, so it’s an exciting time to be here.
There aren’t many companies in New Zealand with the opportunity to make an impact the way you can at Xero. When I moved here with my husband, I was going to retire from tech and open a yoga studio or something. But I was just so impressed with Xero.
There’s an empathy here that I value as a leader. And a curiosity that’s healthy for designers. We’re tackling so many interesting problems, but most of the time we’re trying to go back to the basics. For me, it always comes back to the customer.”