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Xero appoints UK-based director

New Zealand-based accounting software company Xero has appointed a UK-based entrepreneur, Dale Murray, as a non-executive director on its board.

New Zealand-born Murray brings extensive board experience to Xero as both an executive and non-executive director in the private and government sectors in the UK, and has experience in SaaS businesses and as an adviser to, or investor in, a portfolio of start-up companies.

Murray has spent the past 22 years in the UK where she co-founded an early-stage SaaS business, Omega Logic, a British mobile telecommunications software company. She received a CBE in 2014 for services to business.

Murray served on the Business Taskforce on EU Redtape for the UK Prime Minister in 2013.

Xero chair Graham Smith said, “To attract someone of Dale’s calibre is testament to Xero’s growing reputation globally and I’m very pleased to welcome her to Xero.

“We’ve been focused on recruiting a director from the UK in line with our strategic focus on that market as one of Xero’s growth engines.”

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

 

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