Chris Liddell, XeroChris Liddell has resigned as chair of Xero Ltd. after accepting a position as assistant to Donald Trump. He is being replaced by Xero director Graham Smith. Liddell told the New Zealand-based company that accepting the position required him to resign the position he has held for three years.

The changes take place on Friday January 20 with Trump's inauguration. CEO Rod Drury said the company has no political view after there were reports of threats by New Zealand customers to drop the product. Liddell will head the strategic development group. I suppose we should now watch to see if the Trump administration proposes uses the company's cloud-based accounting software to run the government.

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