"Christopher P. Liddell" was the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of General Motors (GM). Liddell joined GM in January 2010, and led the company’s global finance operations until March 2011.

Liddell is currently Chairman of Xero, a cloud software company , NEXT Foundation, one of New Zealand's largest philanthropic foundations focused on education and environmental projects, and CFO of WME-IMG.

Previously, Liddell was a Senior Vice President and CFO of Microsoft where, from 2005 to 2009, he was responsible for leading their worldwide finance organization. His responsibilities included overseeing corporate strategy, acquisitions, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, internal audits and investor relations. Liddell left Microsoft in December 2009.

Prior to Microsoft, from 2003 to 2005, Liddell served as CFO of International Paper. From 1999 to 2002, he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carter Holt Harvey, a forest products firm and then New Zealand’s second largest listed company. He had been CFO of Carter Holt Harvey from 1995 to 1998.

In 2012, Liddell was Executive Director of Transition Planning for the Romney Presidential Campaign. He also was a director and

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Confidence about the future performance of the company.

Our market share remains broadly where it was in the last few quarters, ... It's a monetization issue, and that is something we're going to have to reverse in the future.

A lot of that inherent growth in Australia, and strength in the economy, has helped keep those housing volumes up, but we would say by the end of this year or the beginning of next year, all other things being equal, for it to come off slightly.

See more of a ramp-up throughout the course of the year.

Our search advertising revenue has not been as strong as we'd like.

We feel good about the quarter ahead and good about the year ahead.

We had sales of over NZ$1 billion for the last quarter -- the result of developing new businesses, markets, products & services. Our exports continue to grow with New Zealand export sales for the first half up over 19 percent on the same period last year.

We remain confident in our growth prospects and have an exciting product line-up, which includes major releases like Xbox 360, SQL Server 2005, Office 12 and Windows Vista.

We've had a good start to an important year for the company.