25 Nov 2009

Microsoft's top Kiwi moving on

9:27 pm on 25 November 2009

A New Zealander with one of the top jobs at Microsoft will be putting down his computer mouse at the end of the year.

Chris Liddell has been the chief financial officer at the world's largest software company since May 2005, after joining from paper and packaging maker International Paper.

Microsoft has issued a statement saying Mr Liddell is leaving the company at the end of the year in order to look for a bigger job at another company.

Mr Liddell, who is 51, previously headed Carter Holt Harvey, and has worked as an investment banker.

Peter Klein, currently the chief financial officer of Microsoft's business division, will take over Mr Liddell's job.