Legal

Governance

Xero is a publicly listed company overseen by a global board of directors comprised of eight members.
The board holds significant executive experience and expertise in leading brands, and
global technology companies in particular.

Chris Liddell

Graham Smith

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Rod Drury

Rod Drury

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Graham has more than 25 years of finance experience in the software and SaaS industry. He was previously Executive Vice President of Finance at Salesforce, after seven years as its Chief Financial Officer. He has held executive positions at Advent Software, Vitria Technology, Nuance Communications and Oracle. Graham also serves on the Board of Directors at Splunk, MINDBODY, BlackLine and Citrix.

Audit and Risk Management Committee (Chair)

Rod Drury is the CEO and co-founder of Xero and serves on its Board of Directors. One of New Zealand's leading technology entrepreneurs, Rod was a finalist in World Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, and was named New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and Business Leader of the Year in 2012.

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Bill Veghte

Bill Veghte

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lee Hatton

Lee Hatton

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bill is CEO of SurveyMonkey. He was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of HP’s $27 billion Enterprise Group. Prior to this, he was HP’s Chief Operating Officer and spent 20 years at Microsoft in business and engineering leadership roles.

People and Remuneration Committee

Nominations Committee

Lee Hatton is CEO of UBank. Based in Sydney, she was most recently General Manager, Regulatory Strategy and Affairs at National Australia Bank. Lee has 17 years’ experience in international banking and finance, holding senior positions across marketing, payments, strategy and risk.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

People and Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig Winkler

Craig Winkler

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig Elliott is the co-founder and CEO of Pertino Networks, a cloud networking software company based in Silicon Valley. Craig was previously CEO at Packeteer and has 10 years’ experience in senior product, marketing and GM roles at Apple. He is also a strategic advisor at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and has written several best selling books.

People and Remuneration Committee

Craig co-founded Australian small business accounting software provider MYOB in 1991. Craig built MYOB to be a popular business tool and brand which, in 2004, merged with Solution 6 to become Australia’s largest IT company. Craig joined Xero's board and became a substantial shareholder in 2009. He now spends the bulk of his time working in the philanthropic sector.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Nominations Committee

Chaman Sidhu

Chaman Sidhu

GENERAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Chaman has over 20 years experience leading legal operations, legal strategy, compliance, governance, and risk management. She is dual-qualified in Australia and the U.S. and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chaman has previously been worldwide General Counsel and Company Secretary for Envato, a global tech marketplace platform, and Lonely Planet Publications, a global travel content publisher.