MYOB NZ general manager Julian Smith – often seen on these pages grappling with Xero boss Rod Drury – is moving on.
Mr Smith tells NBR ONLINE, "I've decided to move on after five years at the helm".
The GM, blogger and occasional TV commentator would not say where he was moving on to, though he quipped, "Rest assured that it’s not Xero". He is heading off for an overseas holiday before returning in April.
The Australasian company's Sydney-based GM of its business division, James Scollay (a NZ ex-pat), will be covering Mr Smith's role.
Although management will become more Aussie-centric, Mr Smith says there are expansion plans on this side of the Tasman. Thirty staff are being hired to expand an R&D centre in Auckland (not to be out-done, Mr Dury recently told NBR his company was in the process of hiring 200).
Key projects for Mr Smith recently have been the launch of new online products aimed at what he calls "older cloud companies" and a free company website iniative in association with Westpac which now has around 9600 signups.
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