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Accenture appoints new leader for UK&I

Simon Eaves / managing director of Accenture UK&I

Simon Eaves has been appointed managing director of Accenture UK&I and will take up his post on 1st January 2021.

 Eaves is a 20-year veteran of Accenture and was group chief executive of Accenture’s products organisation, serving clients in the consumer goods, retail and travel services; industrial; and life sciences industries. Most recently, he served as chief strategy officer, driving the evolution of Accenture’s industry points of view on COVID-19 and its global ventures and acquisitions strategy.

When ERP Today spoke to Eaves, he said: “I am deeply honoured and excited to be taking on this role. Olly has been an outstanding leader over the past nine years, steering the UK & Ireland business with an unwavering commitment to our people, clients and community. I look forward to building on this from January onwards, helping our people create value for our clients as they embrace the significant change taking place in our world.”

Outgoing MD, Olly Benzecry, will continue as chairman until he retires at the end of August 2021.

Julie Sweet, CEO, said: “I am grateful to Olly for the tremendous impact he has made in his 28 years at Accenture as a force in our business, a role model for our people and a committed advocate for our communities, most recently as he led the announcement of our ethnicity goals in the UK. As Simon assumes overall leadership of our business in the UK and Ireland, I’m confident that his seasoned expertise and commitment to our people and workplace equality will strengthen and grow Accenture in this critical market.”

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