NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2006 – Pamela J. Craig today assumed the role of chief financial officer of Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Ms. Craig, 49, most recently served as Accenture’s senior vice president-Finance. She succeeds Michael G. McGrath, who has been named to the role of international chairman. Accenture announced on Aug. 22 that Ms. Craig would become CFO on Oct. 31.
As CFO, Ms. Craig reports to CEO William D. Green. She has been a member of Accenture’s leadership team for the past five years and had served as senior vice president-Finance since 2004, with global responsibility for client deal structuring, client finance, country controllership and group finance activities. Prior to serving in that role, she was group director-Business Operations & Services, responsible for Accenture’s geographic services organization. She has worked in many areas of Accenture’s business during her 24 years with the company and was a pioneer in the company’s Media & Entertainment practice as well as its Finance & Performance Management service line.
“Pam Craig is an experienced leader who over the years has earned the respect all those she works with,” said Accenture CEO William D. Green. “Her contribution to the success of Accenture throughout her career has been demonstrated time and again, and she will be an outstanding successor to Mike McGrath.
“As international chairman, Mike will devote his time to developing opportunities that enhance shareholder value and provide the highest levels of quality and satisfaction for our clients. I am very pleased that after three decades of service to our company, Mike will continue to work closely with me and the rest of our leadership team.”
Ms. Craig said, “I am very excited to take on the role of CFO at a time when Accenture continues to expand its global presence, enhance its innovative approach to business and government problem-solving and achieve continued growth. Each of these attributes has contributed significantly to our reputation as one of the world’s most respected professional services organizations.”
Ms. Craig joined Accenture in 1982 and was elected a partner in 1991. She has played a key role at Accenture in the advancement and retention of women and led the launch of the Communication & High Tech operating group’s women’s initiative and the company’s first women’s program in Japan. Ms. Craig is also a member of C200, a professional organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and has been named one of the “Top 100 Women in Corporate America.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with 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 140,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006. Its homepage is www.accenture.com.