Menu
Chorus GM defects to Xero

Chorus GM defects to Xero

Victoria Crone will leave Chorus and take up a role at another listed New Zealand company

Victoria Crone is set to become Xero managing director after stepping down as Chorus general manager sales and marketing.

The New Zealand broadband infrastructure firm announced Crone would leave the company on April 4 to take up a role at another listed New Zealand company.

She will take up the role of managing director at Cloud software firm Xero following her departure.

According to a Xero company statement, Crone will be be a key member of the global sales leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, corporates and media in New Zealand.

Xero chief executive, Rod Drury, said the company had rapidly grown to over 90,000 small business customers and $NZ25 million of annualised committed revenue.

“We’re thrilled to have a world class executive like Victoria focused 100 per cent on our local market as we embark on the delivery of our next wave of services,” he said.

“We’re uniquely positioned in New Zealand to redefine Business to Business and Business to Government connected services, that can be globally rolled out.

"Our vision is to make New Zealand an international case study for electronic business.”

Chorus chief executive, Mark Ratcliffe, said Crone had been central to the development of Chorus over the past two years.

Read more: Lexmark International names EMPR as new distributor

“She has been a passionate advocate on behalf of our customers and a strong believer in the power of fibre to transform New Zealand,” he said.

“She will leave behind a legacy of innovation, including the Gigatown initiative.

“Victoria leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

Chorus will release its half year results, for the six months ended December 31, 2013, prior to market opening on February 24.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mark ratcliffexerorod druryNew ZealandChorusASXvictoria croneNBN

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP New Zealand held an inaugural Evolve Education event at Aotea Centre in Auckland, welcoming over 70 principals, teachers and education experts to explore ways of shaping and enhancing learning using technology.

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch
Show Comments