Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) announces the appointment of BrianMcAndrews as an independent non-executive director to its Board, effective 2 February 2022.
Based in Seattle, Washington, Brian is a professional director who brings extensive experience from his career as an executive and CEO driving growth and innovation for leading technology, software-as-a-service and cloud-based companies. His CEO experience includes leading PandoraMedia, a streaming music provider in the US, and aQuantive, a digital marketing services and technology company that was acquired by Microsoft.
With international digital media and technology expertise, Brian currently serves on the board of Front door Inc., a platform for home services and as Presiding Director on the board of The New YorkTimes. Brian is also Senior Advisor to a private equity firm based in San Francisco and serves on private boards and as an advisor to CEOs and senior executives, primarily in the areas of leadership, strategy and scaling businesses.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the StanfordGraduate School of Business.
Xero Chair, David Thodey comments: “We’re excited to welcome Brian to the Xero Board. Brian’s extensive public company and technology experience - along with his expertise in leading NorthAmerican-based technology businesses to scale - will be of immense value to Xero and our Board as we continue to scale our business globally.”
Commenting on his appointment, Brian McAndrews says: “It is a pleasure to join the Xero Board and I look forward to bringing my digital and technology experience to a purpose-led company that has enormous potential for growth. I like that Xero is committed to helping global small businesses and their advisors benefit from the power of cloud technology.”
Brian will stand for election by shareholders at Xero’s next Annual Meeting in or around August 2022.