Mark Rees has joined Trade Me as its chief product and technology officer. He has also joined the company’s executive team. Mr Rees moves from Xero, where he has held a variety of technology roles over the last four years, including his current role as GM Product – Small Business where he runs a team of 170 people.
Prior to Xero, Mark was chief technology officer at Microsoft NZ. Trade Me CEO Jon Macdonald said he was looking forward to Mr Rees joining the team. “This new role brings together three key elements for us – technology, product development and making the most of our data. It will be fantastic having Mark on board to help us advance across all three areas.”
Mr Rees said he was excited to be taking on a new challenge. “I’ve heard lots of good things about working at Trade Me, and it’s an exciting and strong Kiwi brand built on very solid foundations. I'm keen to make a difference when I get there."
Mr Rees will start with Trade Me in September.