Xero would not be where it is today without the support of our partner community, and that includes our Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC). That’s why we’re excited to announce our latest XPAC cohort for Australia.
The XPAC team is a group of experts that connects Xero with the community and industry. They both challenge and advocate for the needs of accounting and the accounting sector by engaging in open discussion, sharing industry insights and providing actionable feedback.
Created from a diverse range of advisors across the country, XPAC ultimately strives to make a difference in the lives of Xero partners, small businesses and their communities.
Meet our newest XPAC members
Each cohort stays at the Australian XPAC for two years. Following an industry call, we are delighted to welcome nine new XPAC members, starting this month:
They join five of the current cohort who will remain at XPAC as mentors and continue to provide invaluable feedback to Xero.
Working together for the wider Xero community
Beau Gaudron of GrowthWise says XPAC is a collaborative effort to represent the voice of the Xero community. “Since my time at XPAC, it’s been great working with industry peers and Xero’s product teams to help drive and develop new features,” he says.
“We were able to brainstorm ideas for products and workflows with other XPAC members to gain a unique perspective on the complexities and differences we all face in our various businesses. XPAC is not just the voice of the individuals within it, but the wider Xero community as a whole. “
Cassandra Scott, who is also returning to XPAC for a second term, says the role is one of strong support: “It’s advocacy from Xero to the partner community, but more importantly from the partner community back to Xero.”
“It’s important that we have the opportunity to introduce Xero to our community – and support a platform for balanced dialogue between Xero and the partner community, and to be able to challenge both in the ongoing development and use of Xero’s product,” he says.
The new XPAC cohort will meet for the first time in Melbourne at the end of May, where they will have the opportunity to connect with the Xero team and consult together on a wide range of topics, from strategy to product development. We are excited to have this new group of accounting and bookkeeping partners join our XPAC and look forward to working with them to continue to deliver a beautiful platform to our community.