Mr. Andy Lark serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Foxtel. Mr. Andy Lark served as Chief Marketing and Business Officer at Xero. He served as Chairman at Simple Technology. Andrew joined No 8 Ventures in 2002, first as an advisor, and then as a part-time director based in the United States and then Australia. Andrew's 25 years' experience of technology, Internet, telecommunications and consumer sectors spans leading award-winning programs and teams for Fortune and Times 100 companies, global brands, start-ups and the world's hottest advertising and communications agencies. During his career, he has worked and lived in the majority of the world's major markets and developed a reputation as a highly creative marketer and pioneer of participatory communications and next-generation marketing measurement programs. He is a prolific writer, blogger and speaker on marketing. Andrew is now VP Marketing for Xero. Before that he was CMO at Commonwealth Bank in Australia, VP Global Marketing and Communications for Dell, CMO for LogLogic, and he has worked for Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks and Fleishman-Hillard, the world's largest public relations agency. In 2003 the New Zealand Government awarded him the inaugural World-Class New Zealander Award for his contributions to New Zealand.