Experience compelling keynotes from the people in the know. This year’s Xerocon features an impressive line-up of speakers to inspire and enlighten you.

Rod Drury

Rod Drury

CEO and Co-Founder, Xero

About Rod
A leading entrepreneur, Rod is widely regarded as a technology rockstar. His zest for new ideas ensures he continues to play an active role in keeping Xero at the forefront of innovation for customers across the globe.



Andy Lark

Andy Lark

Chief Marketing & Business Officer, Xero

About Andy
Andy is an award-winning marketer and online leader with over 25 years’ experience. He has built successful businesses and run marketing programs and teams for Fortune 500 brands, start-ups and advertising and communications agencies.




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Gary Turner

Managing Director UK, Xero

About Gary
Gary is a 20-year veteran of the UK’s accounting software industry who joined Xero from Microsoft, where he was Product Group Director for Microsoft Dynamics. He has been a member of the IT Faculty Technical Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) since 2005.



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Angus Norton

Chief Product Officer, Xero

About Angus
Responsible for the engineering and product management of Xero's core portfolio, Angus has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech product management, marketing and development. Angus spent 15 years in the US where he held a number of executive positions at Microsoft's global headquarters.



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Charles Counsell

Executive Director of Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator

About Charles
Charles has been involved in the design and delivery of automatic enrolment at The Pensions Regulator, and became Executive Director in 2011. He has been setting up and running major business change programmes around the globe for nearly 20 years, in the public sector as well as the financial services and automotive industries.


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Brigid McBride OBE

API and Third Party Software Lead, HMRC

About Brigid
Brigid has been instrumental in delivering significant, high-profile transformational projects in government since 1987. At the forefront of changing how government does business with its customers, Brigid has led HM Revenue and Customs’ digital strategy and is responsible for linking their systems with third-party software products.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

The world’s greatest living explorer

About Ranulph
Ranulph was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross Antarctica unsupported. He’s also the oldest Briton to climb Everest. His recent attempt to cross Antarctica on foot was thwarted by frostbite, but Ran says: “if you’re lucky enough to be able to walk without a crutch, you might as well go for it.”

Jonathan MacDonald

Jonathan MacDonald

Founder, Thought Expansion Network

About Jonathan
Jonathan is one of the leading keynote speakers in the world, unlocking unique insights and new thinking for audiences looking for a better mindset and more effective tools to maximise future opportunities within an environment of perpetual change and uncertainty.



Dale Murray CBE

Dale Murray CBE

Software entrepreneur and angel investor

About Dale
Dale is the co-founder of Omega Logic, a British mobile pioneer launching pre-pay mobile top-ups, which she took to a £450m turnover in just three years. Now an angel investor and start-up expert, Dale holds a number of board positions and takes an active lead in mentoring entrepreneurs.



Dave Coplin

Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft

About Dave
Dave Coplin is the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and an established thought leader on the role of technology in our personal and professional lives. He has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside and outside of the world of work. Dave is passionate about turning the base metal of technology into valuable assets that affect the way we live, work and play and in so doing, moving the focus from the technology itself to the outcome it enables.



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