Phil Norman

Independent Chair

Phil joined the Loyalty New Zealand board in 2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience to help drive Loyalty New Zealand’s focus on technology and innovation. He has over thirty years experience working with mid-sized companies in different industries and sectors and has been an owner, manager, director and investor in many local and international businesses.

Phil was the founding Chairman of Xero Limited, one of New Zealand’s most successful publicly listed technology companies and retired from Xero’s Board in July 2012 after five years of service. His current director roles include Chair of NZX listed Plexure Group Limited, a marketing services company, and Chair of Straker Translations Limited, an ASX listed translations business that operates internationally.  He also serves on a number of SME boards.

Phil’s past roles have included Chair of AUT Ventures Limited, AUT University’s commercialisation business, Managing Partner of a venture capital firm, Partner in a local capital markets advisory firm and an executive role at Microsoft New Zealand.

Phil served as Chairman of the New Zealand Venture Capital Association during 2002 and 2003, and for six years was a member of NZTE’s New Zealand Beachheads Advisory Board.