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Xero announces CEO succession, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy appointed

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David Thodey

Nov 9, 2022

I’m pleased to let you know that today we announced the appointment of Sukhinder Singh Cassidy as Xero’s new CEO, on 1 February 2023. Sukhinder will succeed Steve Vamos who after serving almost five years as CEO, is retiring from the role and plans to return to his previous portfolio in business coaching and leadership development as an advisor, director and investor.

Sukhinder is an experienced Silicon Valley executive, with more than 25 years’ global leadership experience, including as President, Asia Pacific & Latin America at Google; President at StubHub; founder of theBoardlist; founder of Joyus, where she was CEO; and co-founder of Yodlee. She has significant public and private board experience with multiple companies.

Sukhinder will start at Xero on 28 November 2022. She will work closely with Steve to manage the CEO transition, with Steve remaining available to advise through to the end of May 2023.

As we continue to focus on achieving our global ambitions, we’re delighted to appoint someone of Sukhinder’s calibre as CEO to lead Xero through our next phase of growth. Sukhinder’s appointment follows a rigorous global recruitment process where we considered a number of exceptional candidates.

I want to acknowledge Steve’s enormous contribution to Xero’s growth and development as a global business. Steve has overseen significant expansion of Xero and is a highly respected leader.

Steve has led Xero from 1.4 million to 3.5 million subscribers; from $484.4 million to $1.5 billion annualised monthly recurring revenue; and grown Xero’s total subscriber lifetime value (LTV) from $3.2 billion to $13 billion. 

You can read Xero’s ASX announcement about this appointment here.

David Thodey
Xero Chair

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