Board welcomes new trustee
Alastair was a founding staff member at accounting software company Xero, where he was Chief Operating Officer, then GM of the Ventures and Financial Web division until 2017. He is now a Director, investor and advisor to several technology companies. He is also Chair of Puketaha School Board of Trustees. Prior to Xero, Alastair was Chief Information Officer at Air NZ and had been involved in a number of other technology businesses and start-ups. Alastair grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Canterbury and graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons). While his working career has been in the IT industry, he maintains a close interest in the agricultural sector. Alastair and his wife Anna have a daughter, who is studying at Waikato University, and three sons, two of whom are current students at St Paul’s in Fitchett House. Alastair enjoys outdoor activities, particularly skiing and trail running. We look forward to benefiting from Alastair’s huge business experience and knowledge of education in the upcoming years.