Former Air New Zealand CIO Alastair Grigg has joined Xero, the online accounting software start-up recently founded by Rod Drury.
Grigg left Air New Zealand earlier this year, after three years as CIO, to become Xero’s chief operating officer.
Before joining Air New Zealand in late 2003, he was a partner in Cobalt Partners, an investment advisory consulting group. He has also worked for IBM, CA, Geac, Xtra, Glazier Systems and a UK-based online energy trading venture.
He was replaced as Air New Zealand CIO by Julia Raue, who was recruited internally. Grigg isn’t the only high-profile industry figure to join Xero recently — former SAS New Zealand country manager Anthony Bishop joined earlier this year as worldwide head of sales.