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Xero set to create 200 jobs

04 Jul 2013

Xero’s growth in staff continues with over 100 recruited in the last three months, with another 200 jobs to be created by the end of March 2014.

Taking total staff numbers to nearly 500, the company says it is "still aggressively recruiting", particularly for those with development and operations skills.

The business has recently appointed Jeremy Wood to the position of Head of Global Marketing, responsible for the design, development and execution of Xero’s global marketing strategy.

This role leads all marketing efforts for the company including the HQ marketing and in-country marketing teams.

Wood was with Google from 2005, most recently as the company's Head of SMB Co-Marketing, Americas and before that Google Apps SMB Marketing Manager, APAC.

In a double announcement, Xero also revealed the internal appointment of Duncan Ritchie to the position of Chief Platform Officer (CPO), responsible for the design, development, operations and support of Xero’s online accounting software, with teams around the globe.

The CPO is a new role being created to manage the continued rapid growth of Xero - the functions were previously managed by the COO, who will continue to work with the CEO on mid-to-long term strategic initiatives.

Ritchie was previously Xero’s General Manager Operations, managing IT and operations teams.

He has held IT management positions for over 10 years, working previously for Gen-i as Head of Application Management.