Xero hires ex-Microsoft exec to head Australian ops

Former MS Dynamics chief recruited

Xerohas appointed Chris Ridd, a 15-year Microsoft veteran, as Australian managing director.

Ridd was director of the Microsoft Dynamics Business Group for Australia before joining Xero.

In a statement on the NZX announcing Ridd's appointment, Xero CEO Rod Drury says: “We’re thrilled to have someone of Chris’s calibre take on the new role of Managing Director in Australia. “Building on the great work our sales team has done in establishing Xero in this market, Chris brings top level business development capability and management skills."

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