Executive leadership, board of directors, etc.
December 05, 2016

Cybersecurity Industry Heavyweight Justin Harvey Joins Accenture Security

ARLINGTON, VA; Dec. 5, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that veteran cybersecurity expert Justin Harvey has joined the company as managing director and global lead for the Incident Response Practice. Harvey brings more than 20 years of experience to Accenture and specializes in endpoint detection and response, defense against cyberespionage, security operations, incident response and threat intelligence. In his new role, Harvey will focus on expanding Accenture’s incident response and breach readiness solutions that address preparedness through threat identification and eradication for Accenture’s global client base.
December 01, 2016

Accenture Names 647 New Managing Directors and Senior Managing Directors

NEW YORK; Dec. 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has named 647 people to managing director and senior managing director, including a record percentage of women.
November 02, 2016

Accenture Appoints Herbert Hainer to Board of Directors

NEW YORK; Nov. 2, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that Herbert Hainer has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective November 2. Mr. Hainer, 62, was chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board of adidas from 2001 until his retirement in September 2016. 
October 26, 2016

Accenture Hires Brigitte Gwyn as Managing Director, Government Relations

WASHINGTON; Oct. 26 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Brigitte Gwyn as a managing director of government relations, effective Nov. 7. Gwyn will be responsible for the company’s government relations activities in North America as well as key growth markets, including Latin America. In this role, she will help strategically position the company, build deep relationships in government and effectively advocate for public policy outcomes.
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.