Director, Global Strategy (APAC), Xero
Joanne has worked for Xero since 2014 in various roles involving software implementation, training & education, sales and product marketing. She now leads the strategy & product functions for the New Zealand regional team, working closely with global strategy to lead critical strategic and operational initiatives across all areas of the business – from new market entry to new product development. As the regional voice for product, she plays a key role in contributing to product roadmaps and developing market requirements and needs.
In her spare time, Joanne is co-founding an early stage start-up called Toastable – an events marketplace connecting anyone booking an event, to the different vendors they need.
Joanne is also a Chartered Accountant, and previously worked at BDO Auckland in Business Advisory Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Grad. Diploma in Commerce from the University of Auckland.