Global Xero Team

New Zealand leaders

Victoria Crone

Victoria Crone

Managing Director

As Managing Director for New Zealand, Victoria is a key member of the global sales leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, corporates and media. She is also director of Xero Limited’s New Zealand operating subsidiary (Xero (NZ) Limited).

Victoria joined Xero following 18 years with Telecom and Chorus, most recently as Chorus General Manager, Marketing and Sales.

Tarryn Brent

Tarryn Brent

Marketing Manager

Tarryn is responsible for marketing in New Zealand, which includes advertising, sponsorship, events, and PR. Her role also encompasses the development and management of Xero's strategic partnerships in New Zealand.

Prior to joining Xero Tarryn spent over 6 years at Microsoft, most recently as Senior Marketing Manager for Cloud Computing, Unified Communications, and Social Enterprise.

Grant Anderson

Grant Anderson

Head of Accounting

Grant is the champion for accounting professionals. He advocates for our accounting partners across all of our business teams to ensure that we understand how accountants work and how Xero delivers a beautiful accounting experience.

Grant has over 20 years experience in accounting practices, as a sole practitioner and as a partner in a multi-partner firm. He also uses Xero daily to run the finances for his Hamilton clothing store.

Sue Pak

Sue Pak

Director of Education & Enablement

Sue heads up Xero training, creating education paths to help Xero users get the most out of their software.

She is an NZICA member with more than 20 years of experience working as a Chartered Accountant in both practice and business, and has implemented many software systems. Sue’s high school teaching qualification and her experience with a variety of software products has given her a real passion for helping people learn.  

Ben Richmond

Ben Richmond

NZ Partner Sales Director

Ben’s role as NZ Partner Sales Director sees him leading the growth strategy for New Zealand partner channels and managing a sales team across New Zealand.  He has overall responsibility for Xero NZ partner sales targets and growing strategic relationships.  As well as working with the accounting industry to help steer product development, Ben is leading Xero’s rural strategy and looking at ways of taking the model global – helping harness the power of the cloud to lift the performance of the rural sector with Farming in the Cloud.

Ben is a chartered accountant who started his career in a large regional accounting practice. Following this he joined Telecom as a Senior Group Accountant and also served a two-year term on the board of the Telecom Foundation. In 2013 Ben won the NZICA - Westpac outstanding new member of the year award.  

Johnny MacAvoy

Johnny MacAvoy

Sales Lead - Rest of the World

Johnny leads the growing Rest of World team and is responsible for developing the business in all countries outside of NZ, Australia, the UK and the USA.

Andy Burner

Andy Burner

Head of People Experience - NZ

As the Head of People Experience (PX) for NZ, Andy is responsible for providing leadership to the NZ People and Talent function. This includes strategic and day-to-day generalist people management support, recruitment management and making sure that the experience of working at Xero is a great one for everyone.

Andy brings extensive strategic HR and commercial experience from Chorus, Telecom, Consultancy and in the Government sector. Andy has delivered significant business change programmes, including rapid scaling of companies and managed all aspects of HR functions including performance management, payroll, analytics, talent management, engagement, executive coaching and recruitment.

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