Accenture names Andrew Charlton regional sustainability leader

28 June 2021 2 min. read
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Accenture has promoted Sydney-based Andrew Charlton to the role of Sustainability Services Lead for Growth Markets.

Andrew Charlton joined the global consulting and technology firm in February 2020 as part of Accenture’s acquisition of AlphaBeta. Charlton was one of the founding partners of the boutique strategic economic consultancy, and played a key role in its growth to a team of around 35 before it was snapped up by Accenture. 

In his new role, Charlton will lead the firm’s portfolio of sustainability services across Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, which the firm has grouped under Growth Markets, operating alongside the geographic divisions of North America and Europe. He will report to Gianfranco Casati, Accenture’s chief executive officer for Growth Markets.

Andrew Charlton, Sustainability Lead for Growth Markets, Accenture

“Sustainability and climate change have risen to the forefront as a critical C-suite agenda across the world,” said Casati. “At this crucial juncture, Accenture is stepping up as a leader in responsible business with bold ambitions. The appointment of Andrew to lead sustainability services in our growth markets is a vital part of this strategy.” 

Formerly the Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia during the global economic crisis from 2008-10, and the Prime Minister’s representative at the G20 Leaders Summits and the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP15), Charlton will also be responsible for ensuring sustainability is embedded into Accenture’s broader mix of consulting and technology offerings.

Commenting on his new challenge, “The next great transformation is the shift to a sustainable economy, and we are well-positioned to be the transformation partner of choice for organisations on their sustainability journey. We have a strong brand and a proven track record in the areas of sustainability, circular economy and green recovery, and I look forward to driving Accenture’s passion and ambition in this space.”