Accenture adds five managing directors and senior managers

13 February 2022 2 min. read
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Accenture has added three new managing directors, including two who have returned to the firm. Tom Priestley and Magali Cocconi rejoin Accenture after more than a decade, while fellow managing director Ryan McQueen crosses from another consultancy. Accenture has also recruited senior managers Karen Hutchinson and Catherine Coenraads.

Tom Priestley joins Accenture’s Consumer and Retail team as a client account executive in Melbourne following two and a half years as a general manager for strategy with retail asset managers Vicinity Centres. Prior to that, Priestly served as general manager for corporate strategy with Australia Post, and also spent time at Fosters and Coles after an initial six-year stint at Accenture to 2008.

After spending more than a decade with Accenture in Paris to 2011, Magali Cocconi rejoins the firm as a talent & organisation managing director in Sydney.

Tom Priestley, Magali Cocconi, Ryan McQueen, Karen Hutchinson and Catherine Coenraads

Most recently the vice president for human resources at Bic, Cocconi brings more than twenty years of HR experience to her new role, including previous stints at Chanel, Danone, and as Capgemini’s global Talent Management Director.

Ryan McQueen crosses to Accenture in Sydney as a managing director after five and a half years with Internal Consulting Group, where he was a Global Partner and the practice lead for Payments & Open Banking. McQueen has a financial services background dating back thirty years to GE Capital, with local senior leadership stints at ANZ and Westpac and a number of fintech start-ups.

Senior managers

Accenture has also recruited Karen Hutchinson and Catherine Coenraads as senior managers in its Credit Risk and Collections consulting practice, with both crossing after roughly three and a half years at Deloitte. Each brings more than two decades of experience, with mutual stints at ANZ and Deloitte acquisition Connected Analytics. Hutchinson also spent over five years at Infosys.

“We are growing our financial services practice with distinctive, smart, energetic and courageous talent,” said managing director Anthony James, having also recently brought in Andrew Wilson and Octavio Gomez Haro. “Accenture boasts the world’s deepest technology and operations capability and it’s so exciting to see our contemporary consulting capability going so quickly from strength to strength.”