Executive leadership, board of directors, etc.
October 10, 2016

Accenture Federal Services Names Former NSA Official Hal Smith to Lead Federal Intelligence Practice

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 10, 2016 – Harold “Hal” Smith, a former associate deputy director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a seasoned intelligence and defense executive, has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as a managing director to lead its intelligence practice. 
August 31, 2016

Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members to Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Aug. 31, 2016 – Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
July 13, 2016

Accenture Appoints Nancy McKinstry to Board of Directors

NEW YORK; July 13, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that Nancy McKinstry has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective July 13. Ms. McKinstry, 57, is chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board of Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services and solutions headquartered in the Netherlands. 
July 06, 2016

Accenture Chairman and CEO Sends Message to Colleagues, Clients and Shareholders

To Accenture Colleagues, Clients and Shareholders:
I am writing to let you know that I was very recently diagnosed with colon cancer. I am pleased to report that I have already had surgery, which went very well. I will now move to the next phase of my treatment. I have been advised by my doctors that I will be able to stay actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company throughout this process. I will, however, reduce my travel during the treatment period, which is expected to be a few months.
June 20, 2016

Renowned Cybersecurity Expert Kelly Bissell to Lead Accenture Security

NEW YORK; June 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced Kelly Bissell is joining the company to lead Accenture Security. Bissell brings more than 25 years of security industry experience to Accenture and specializes in breach incident response, identity management, privacy and data protection, secure software development and cyber risk management. In his new role, Bissell will run Accenture’s security business, which spans strategic consulting, proactive risk management and digital identity to cyber defense, response and remediation services and managed security services – across all industries.
June 01, 2016

Accenture Names Debra A. Polishook Group Chief Executive – Accenture Operations, Succeeding Michael J. Salvino

NEW YORK; June 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Debra (Debbie) A. Polishook as group chief executive – Accenture Operations, succeeding Michael (Mike) J. Salvino, who will retire from the company and join Carrick Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses. Accenture named Manish Sharma group operating officer – Accenture Operations, succeeding Ms. Polishook. These changes are effective September 1, 2016.
May 05, 2016

Jill Kramer Joins Accenture as Managing Director of Advertising

NEW YORK; May 5, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Jill Kramer as managing director of advertising where she works across Accenture marketing teams to drive the company’s digital first agenda through strategic and creative advertising campaigns. In her new role, Kramer leads the company’s advertising strategies and effectiveness, creative development and execution, campaign management, and media planning in 35 countries – across digital, mobile and traditional advertising channels.
April 28, 2016

Accenture Appoints Greg Kaplan as Lead Creative Director

NEW YORK; April 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Greg Kaplan as the company’s lead creative director, effective immediately. Kaplan will be responsible for creative ideation and development of the corporate brand with a focus on creative concepting, innovation and branding standards. Kaplan will infuse a consistent and distinctive creative vision and visual aesthetic across the Accenture brand and each of its five businesses – Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations.
December 02, 2015

Accenture Announces a Record 723 New Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors

NEW YORK; Dec. 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named a record number of 723 people to managing director and senior managing director. 

November 19, 2015

Accenture Chief Leadership Officer Adrian Lajtha to Retire

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Adrian Lajtha, chief leadership officer, will retire from the company in February 2016. Ellyn Shook, who is currently chief human resources officer, will assume additional responsibilities for leadership development and succession planning; inclusion and diversity; and human capital strategy, becoming the company’s chief leadership & human resources officer on December 1, 2015. Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer, will assume additional responsibilities for Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiatives upon Mr. Lajtha’s retirement in February.