Natira Drayton, former senior director at Kronos Incorporated, has been appointed as new country manager and vice-president for Australia.
She will step into her role on 9 September, taking over from interim country manager John Dunkerley, who will be leaving Intuit at the end of the year.
Ms Drayton has more than 20 years’ experience in the business sector, with 12 of those working in workforce management with small and medium business customers.
At Kronos, she worked closely with more than 500 organisations to transform the way they hired and engaged employees, providing insight into their people operations.
“We’re thrilled to have Natira leading the Australian business,” said Dominic Allon, senior vice-president, international, at Intuit QuickBooks.
“Her appointment strengthens our position in the local market and leaves us well placed to achieve our long-term goal: to be the number one financial management solution for Australian small business owners and advisers.
“We’d like to thank John for his leadership over the past six months. Since taking on the interim leadership role, he has guided the business forward, delivering a strong finish in our financial year with a focus on customer-driven decisions. We all wish him well for the future.”
Ms Drayton, who has a masters degree in project management from the University of Sydney, said she was relishing the opportunity to grow Intuit’s market share.
“My passion is in developing people and growing a strong business, and ensuring the customer is always at the heart of everything we do,” Ms Drayton said.
“I was drawn to Intuit because we share similar values — helping small businesses to be more successful in an increasingly digital and global world.”