Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC)

XPAC is a diverse panel of accounting and bookkeeping partners who drive conversations on strategy and industry issues.

About our XPAC

Members of XPAC are bookkeepers or accountants who both challenge and champion the needs of the sector.

The XPAC team is a core part of the Xero ecosystem, playing a crucial role as a consultative group of industry experts who provide real-time, real-life feedback on behalf of the industry to drive meaningful change. Through open discussions, industry insights and actionable feedback, XPAC members seek to make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand Xero partners, small businesses and their communities.

To learn more, read the Aotearoa New Zealand XPAC charter and terms of reference which outline the purpose, eligibility, roles and responsibilities of XPAC members and Xero, as well as our approach to governance. XPAC members serve a two-year term with formal meetings held every quarter, and are regularly consulted on Xero industry initiatives.

What makes a great XPAC member?

The XPAC panel is made up of a diverse panel of Xero accounting and bookkeeping partners who challenge and champion the needs of the sector and are passionate about being a voice for the Xero partner community. They aim to create better Xero experiences and industry outcomes together. XPAC members are not shy in their opinions; they challenge Xero and their colleagues to take ownership and solve problems as a team.

What's involved?

XPAC members serve a two-year term with formal meetings held every quarter. They are also regularly consulted on Xero and industry initiatives on an ongoing basis through meetings, interviews and workshops.

XPAC has been a fabulous opportunity to represent the Community in ensuring that Xero has an awareness and understanding about the impacts changes can have.

Cassandra Scott, Director of Laurus Bookkeeping, about the XPAC experience

Find out who our XPAC members are

Kayur Patel

Senior Manager, PwC

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Trudi Ballantyne

Owner & Director, Stem Rural Accountants

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Louise Holmes

Director, Red Office

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Josh Wilson

Director, The Software Coach

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Mere Teinaki

Director, Northland Chartered Accountants

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Manoli Aerakis

CEO & Business Coach, Malloch McClean Tasman

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Amie Lorenzen

Director, Figuration

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Become a Xero partner

Join the Xero community of accountants and bookkeepers. Collaborate with your peers, support your clients and boost your practice.