UK Spokespeople


Anne Allen

Director of People Experience, UK & EMEA

Having managed all aspects of operational and specialist Human Resources, Anne is a one-stop shop for people management know-how. Anne applies over 20 years of expertise to win the hearts and minds of Xero employees – helping to make sure a job at Xero presents the opportunity to do the best work of your life.

Xero UK’s headcount has more than quadrupled under Anne’s leadership, proving her ability to maintain and develop company culture during a period of extraordinary growth. No mean feat because, as a New Zealand-headquartered company, Xero culture travels through 12 time zones to reach the UK.

Anne believes that doing the best work of your life is a matter of finding a role that completely lines up with your life’s purpose – a subject she’s written about in a best-selling book, ‘Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement’ which features contributions from leaders from the world’s most disruptive companies.

Both defining and living our Xero values, small business is close to Anne’s heart. She’s the owner of Totally Teapotty – a not-for-profit chinaware rental business.

Areas of expertise: Culture and people experience, employer brand, employee engagement and learning & development

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The SMARTA approach to employee engagement

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Build it: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement

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