Accenture installs Therese Raft as ANZ communications lead

12 October 2021 1 min. read
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Accenture has appointed Therese Raft to head up its communications for Australia and New Zealand.

Therese Raft crosses from Grant Thornton Australia, where she has served as National Communications lead for the past three and a half years.

An Arts’ graduate in international communications with Macquarie University, Raft kicked off her career as an account executive with Edelman in Sydney, and following a stint with Sefiani Communications she joined Arup as a marketing professionals – altogether spending seven and a half years at the engineering and design consultancy and working her way up to the role of Australasia External Communications Lead.

Therese Raft, Corporate Communications Lead, Accenture

From there, she joined Grant Thornton as National Communications lead in the middle of 2018, serving in the role until stepping down in August. “It’s been a wild three years and I’ve worked with some amazing people doing extraordinary things,” Raft said in a post to LinkedIn while announcing her “exciting new role as the Corporate Communications Lead for Accenture.”

In her new role, Raft will be responsible for all corporate communications activities across Accenture’s ANZ business, including external, leadership communication, public relations and merger & acquisition communications. Raft replaces Georgia Hewett, who earlier in the year took on the Chief of Staff role in support of Accenture ANZ CEO Tara Brady – who was recently named by the AFR as the most powerful consultant in Australia.

“It’s a fantastic time to be at Accenture,” commented Raft. “The C-suite has never been as ready to have the conversation about technology and business transformation as they are right now. The way Accenture tackles practical challenges to also address issues around sustainability, diversity and future skills – to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity – is a unique story I’m excited to help tell.”