Gary Baird has been appointed the new CTO at Inland Revenue Department, replacing Myles Ward, who is now CEO at healthAlliance.Gary BairdGary is currently head of enterprise infrastructure architecture and business services at ANZ, and will take on the IRD role in April 2016. He has been with ANZ since 2008, holding ICT executive roles including general manager of technology and global head of capacity and data centre management. He moved to ANZ from DHL where he was VP global infrastructure portfolio management.Nigel Prince takes up a new executive role in government, as Group Manager Services at Ministry for Foreign Affairs Trade. Before this, he was General Manager Managed Services (NZ) for Fujitsu.Nigel PrinceHe joined Fujitsu from the Ministry for Primary Industrieswhere he was deputy director general corporate services for more than three years. The ministry was formed from the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (of which he was the CIO) and the Ministry of Fisheries. Prince was also CIO of NZ Postin 2004 to 2006.Nathan Bryant-Taukiri is now the new managing director of ICT recruitment firm Potentia. He joined Potentia in 2005 to grow the business whilst it was in start-up mode.Nathan Bryant-TaukiriHe then stepped into the roles of GM, COO and director prior to his current role. \u201cI am looking forward to fulfilling Potentia\u2019s vision: to be the most connected and respected resource solutions business in New Zealand and recognised as first class globally," says Bryant-Taukiri.Anna Curzon joins Xero as NZ managing director, replacing Victoria Crone who resigned last week to run for Mayor of Auckland. Curzon was general manager internet banking at ASB and most recently, was GM Digital First at Spark.Anna CurzonXero also appointed Doug LaBahn as vice president of partner and product marketing based in Xero\u2019s San Francisco office. He has led product marketing in leading global companies including Dun Bradstreet, Experian and CircleBack and most recently Sage, where he was led cloud, mobile, accountants and the global launch of Sage Live with Salesforce.com.Curzon and LaBahn will report to Andy Lark, chief marketing and business officer.Andy LarkWilly Trolove, a communications director in the Prime Minister\u2019s Office, is joining the Institute of Directors as external relations manager. Trolove graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) from Canterbury University in 1997, and worked as an engineer in New Zealand and London.WillyTrolove\nKirsten Ralph, a commercial manager from Department of\nConservation, is joining the IoD as General Manager\nCommercial. IoD Chief Executive Simon\nArcus says Ralph will lead the IoD\u2019s governance training and consultancy.Kirsten RalphSend news tips and comments to email@example.comFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinapFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzClickhereto read digital editions\nof CIO New ZealandSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.Join us on Facebook.Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The\ngroup is open to CIOs, IT Directors, CDOs, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.