DUBLIN; Aug. 31, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named Hilary O’Meara Country Managing Director for Ireland, effective from Jan. 1, 2023. She succeeds Alastair Blair who will retire from Accenture in early 2023.
In her role as Country Managing Director, Hilary will have overall responsibility for the continued growth and success of Accenture’s business in Ireland. Accenture has been operating in Ireland for over 50 years and is a major local employer with over 5,500 people serving clients across multiple industries. Ireland is also home to The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and Global Innovation Centre, as well as Accenture’s Corporate Services Hub which services the firm’s internal operations globally.
Hilary has been with Accenture for almost 30 years during which time she has led Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting, Resources and Technology practices. In August 2021 she was appointed as Director of Operations for Accenture UK and Ireland. She will continue to serve on the UK & Ireland Executive Team in her new role as Country Managing Director.
Simon Eaves, Market Unit lead for Accenture UK & Ireland, said, "We are delighted to name Hilary as the new Country Managing Director for Ireland. Hilary brings an extraordinary breadth of skills from across our business with extensive leadership experience. She also has a deep passion for inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Hilary’s unwavering commitment to our clients, people and communities, makes her the right choice to continue driving momentum and growth for our clients and Accenture.”
Eaves added, “I would also like to thank Alastair for all he has done for our business in the UK and Ireland over his career. It is thanks to his exceptional leadership and commitment to our business, that we have grown as a business in Ireland and supported our clients through some very challenging times. I wish him all the best in his retirement."
Hilary holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Dublin and is a member of the advisory board at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Hilary was previously a board member of Fast Track to IT.
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