Sarah Kruger named human resources leader of Accenture

18 December 2019 2 min. read
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Sarah Kruger is Accenture’s new Head of Human Resources (HR) for Australia and New Zealand. She has been at Accenture for well over two decades, and has worked in a variety of departments at the global professional services firm.

Kruger has an academic background in business from the Charles Sturt University, and joined Accenture’s Canberra office as a Consultant in 1997. Over the next two decades, she ascended the ranks to Senior Manager and eventually Managing Director within the firm’s Financial Services division.

She is now tasked with managing the firm’s HR operations across Australia and New Zealand, which entails a variety of responsibilities. Kruger will work on developing Accenture’s talent strategy while also working to ensure that employee sentiment is maintained across the region.

Kruger expects to support the evolution of Accenture’s HR outlook, she stated on her LinkedIn profile, “Our people programmes are focused on re-imagining what it means to be a leader and manage talent in the digital age. We’re here to help attract, grow, enthuse and reward the very best people who’ll deliver exceptional services to our clients.”

Sarah Kruger named human resources leader of Accenture

She takes over at a time when Australian organisations are not only embracing digital change, but are also recognising the role that people have to play in this regard. Experts and market watchers stress that people are an essential component of success in the rapidly changing and digitising business environment.

Commenting on her new role, Kruger said, “I’m excited at the opportunity to lead our people in Australia and New Zealand, driving business agility, unique experiences for our people and embracing the changes digital disruption brings so we can achieve real and tangible innovation for our clients. I look forward to creating high performing teams.”

Bob Easton, Chairman of Accenture Australia and New Zealand described Kruger’s appointment to the internal leadership role “as a huge coup” for Accenture, “as we continue to focus on realising the full potential of our people and are reimagining work for the digital age.”

Earlier this month, Accenture wrapped up its fourth Australian acquisition in the past twelve months.