Employment Hero, the global cloud HR and payroll platform, has appointed Damon Anderson as UK managing director with immediate effect.
Anderson is a highly accomplished leader with over 20 years’ experience of delivering cutting-edge digital products and new technology in the professional and financial services sectors.
Harnessing his experience, Anderson will lead Employment Hero’s strategic growth in the UK, increasing the size of its UK team significantly, and delivering new products for its SME and partner accountancy and bookkeeping clients. Anderson’s appointment demonstrates Employment Hero’s commitment to the UK market and to innovation as a leader in the HR and payroll cloud technology space.
Originally from New Zealand, Anderson has lived and worked in the UK for 20 years. He was previously UK Chief Operations Officer for accounting software company, Xero, and had also held senior commercial, product and marketing roles at American Express, Visa Europe and Worldpay.
Damon Anderson, UK Managing Director at Employment Hero, said: “With 5.5 million SMEs in the UK employing 16.4 million people, the opportunity for Employment Hero is huge. I can’t think of a better time to join a business on a mission to make the workplace better for everyone. We have big ambitions for expanding the UK operations and building a great team of people around us, and can’t wait to help more businesses to embrace better technology to help them succeed, especially in this tough economic climate.”
Employment Hero is on a mission to empower SMEs to manage their HR and payroll processes more effectively. Launched in the UK in 2020, the company has grown its customer base by 143% year-on-year and its UK team by 500% since entering the market.
Earlier this year, Employment Hero created a world-first employment superapp, Swag, to streamline and simplify work admin, policies and communications, making it easier for SMEs to recruit new talent with a free jobs board, and help employees discover new roles internally. Employment Hero will also launch a suite of rewards and benefits through Swag later this year.