Drury in 2007 at the New Zealand Open Source Awards
Rod Drury (born 1966) is a technology entrepreneur from Wellington, New Zealand. He is CEO of the online accounting software company Xero, a former director of Trade Me, and was a key player in the now-defunct Pacific Fibre project.
In 1995 Drury established Glazier Systems, a New Zealand software development and consulting company. Glazier Systems was eventually acquired by Advantage Group in 1999 for about $7.5 million and continues today as Intergen.
Drury co-founded Pacfic Fibre, a company which attempted to build an internet cable between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The cable would have costed around $400 million, and the venture was ultimately unsuccessful.
In August 2008 Drury was conferred the title of Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Computer Society (HFNZCS) during the 2008 NZ Computerworld Excellence Awards. He is only the 21st person to be awarded the title in the Society's 48-year history.
In 2012, Drury was awarded NZ Herald Business Leader of the Year.
In 2013, Drury was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year.
In 2014, Drury was honoured with an award for the Outstanding Contribution to Technology in NZ at the CIO Awards 2014.
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