NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2004 – Accenture today announced leadership changes involving two executive officers of the company.
Joellin Comerford has been named group chief executive – Outsourcing Operations, a new group with responsibility for supporting Accenture’s operating groups in selling and executing outsourcing contracts and other large, complex contracts. Ms. Comerford retains the sales responsibilities she had under her most recent position as group director – Sales Development. She reports to Bill Green, Accenture’s chief operating officer – Client Services. Accenture’s business process outsourcing (BPO) business will continue to report to Jack Wilson, chief executive – Business Process Outsourcing.
Ms. Comerford’s organization assumes the outsourcing-related responsibilities of Gregg Hartemayer, group chief executive – Technology & Outsourcing, who is taking a leave of absence from Accenture for family reasons beginning March 1. Mr. Hartemayer is relinquishing his capability group leadership position and his role as an executive officer of the company.
“Joellin brings to the position a wealth of experience and expertise in this key growth area for Accenture, and we are confident that under her direction we will continue to enhance the quality of services we provide to our clients as they drive to become high-performance businesses,” said Joe W. Forehand, Accenture chairman and CEO. “At the same time, we fully support Gregg’s decision to focus on important family issues, and we wish him the very best.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 86,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$11.8 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2003. Its home page is www.accenture.com.