About Xero

Executive team

Steve Vamos

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer of Xero leads the global growth and performance of the business. With more than 30 years’ experience in global technology and digital media, Steve has worked in leading international businesses, including Apple, IBM and Microsoft. Steve also led the growth of ninemsn, an online media business, from start-up to industry leader as company’s Chief Executive Officer. Steve holds a degree in Civil Engineering (with Honors) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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Steve Vamos

Sankar Narayan

CHIEF OPERATING AND FINANCIAL OFFICER

Sankar Narayan is the Chief Operating and Financial Officer ​and is responsible for driving operational outcomes and revenue globally. He has previously held several senior management roles including the CFO roles at ​Virgin Australia, ​Fairfax Media and Foxtel. Sankar has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is an FCPA (Australia). He also holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York.

Sankar Narayan

Tony Stewart

CHIEF PRODUCT, PLATFORM AND DATA OFFICER

Tony is the Chief Product, Platform and Data Officer, his areas of responsibility cover all aspects of product development and product operations including the cloud platform, security and availability, all the internal systems and automations, maximising the value Xero gets from its data assets through advanced analytics and insights, and value added customer experiences.

Before Xero, Tony was Founder and CEO of Intergen and remains actively involved in the technology start-up scene. Tony is an Associate Chartered Accountant and an experienced business manager with hands on experience in Financial Management, HR, Sales & Marketing and technology leadership.

Tony Stewart

Anna Curzon

CHIEF PARTNER OFFICER

Leading the Partner teams globally, Anna spearheads product management, development, design, and marketing to bring more exciting Xero features to partners and customers. Anna also heads our global teams working on Xero HQ and Ecosystem, including the Xero App Marketplace, where 600+ apps live to better serve small businesses.

Before starting with Xero as Managing Director for New Zealand, Anna led Internet Banking at ASB and Digital First at Spark, and brings a deep experience of online financial services and operations to Xero.

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Anna Curzon

Rachael Powell

CHIEF CUSTOMER AND PEOPLE OFFICER

Rachael Powell is the Chief Customer and People Officer and is responsible for Xero’s Customer Success and People Experience functions globally. She has previously held positions in strategy, marketing, talent management and channel development across online and technology businesses. In her current capacity, she brings together her dual passions; delighting our customers and nurturing our people. Rachael believes that customer experience must resonate from the inside-out and advocates for positive engagement programs to effectively mobilise the business strategy at scale. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, an Executive Business Administration (EMBA), and a Bachelor in Business (Accounting and Marketing).

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Rachael Powell

Kirsty Godfrey-Billy

CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Kirsty is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the finance and technology sectors. Kirsty leads Xero’s financial operations creating a beautiful internal experience to support our teams. Prior to Xero, Kirsty was a partner at PwC New Zealand focusing on helping small businesses achieve their goals and also led PwC’s regional cloud strategy. Passionate about providing excellent financial services, Kirsty’s strategic, technology and finance experience is the perfect fit for Xero’s next stage of growth.

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Super Region leads

Craig Hudson

NEW ZEALAND & PACIFIC ISLANDS

As Country Manager for New Zealand, Craig is a key member of the global sales leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, enterprise, and promoting the small business economy. Craig has been with Xero for several years, and returns to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, where he led Xero's entrance into Europe, the Middle East and South Africa markets.

Craig is a father of four and a successful former rugby player who spent more than eight years playing professionally in New Zealand, France, England, and Wales.

Craig Hudson

Trent Innes

AUSTRALIA & ASIA

Trent Innes has more than 17 years of experience growing and managing major businesses in the accounting and IT industries. Initially joining Xero as National Sales Director, Trent was appointed as Managing Director in 2016 to manage the company’s next phase of growth. Prior to Xero, Trent managed the Microsoft Business Group in Australia and began his career as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

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Trent Innes

Gary Turner

UNITED KINGDOM & EMEA

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 sat on the IT Faculty Technical Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 2005.

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Gary Turner

Keri Gohman

AMERICAS

Keri, a seasoned executive from the U.S. has a lauded career in the financial services sector across banking, software and insurance, and an extensive track record on tailored solutions for the small business sector. Keri was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of Capital One’s Small Business banking division and held senior roles at General Electric Financial Assurance and holds an M.B.A. from Lynchburg College.

Keri Gohman