Steve leads the global growth and performance of Xero. With more than 30 years of experience in global technology and digital media, Steve has worked in leading international businesses including Apple, IBM and Microsoft. Steve led the growth of online media business Ninemsn from start-up to industry leader as the company’s CEO. Steve previously served on the boards of Telstra, David Jones and Medibank, and has an honours degree in civil engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
What that does is open up the opportunity for us to make more and more applications and services, so we’re in a pretty good place. But technology change is really a story of human change, and being helped to make that change, by being shown the way, supported through that and made simple, safe and affordable. Small business owners are very busy and they aren’t excited by a new change. Like when we see new iPhone software, they don’t think, ‘What can this do for me?’ They think. ‘Oh God, what is this going to do to me.’4 April 2021
The acquisition of Planday aligns with our purpose to make life better for people in small businesses and their advisors. Planday’s workforce management platform helps small businesses to respond to the rapidly changing nature of work. Planday also addresses the growing need for flexibility and rising compliance demands within the workplace.4 April 2021