Accenture appoints eight new managing directors in Australia

07 December 2022 3 min. read
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December marks the completion of Accenture’s annual promotion cycle, with a number of Australia-based consultants among the firm's newly appointed managing directors.

Global professional services firm Accenture has made more than 1,200 managing director promotions worldwide, along with an additional 119 senior managing director appointments. All up, some 70,000 Accenture professionals have newly stepped up to the next level as of the start of this month, including 6,000 within the firm’s international Strategy & Consulting division.

Among those promoted to managing director in Australia were Rina Madlani, Peter Davias, Dennis Trajceski and Emily Sauter in Sydney, Melbourne-based pair Michael Are and Ricky Bannerjee, and Cameron Kelly and Sagar Anand in Brisbane and Canberra respectively.

Accenture appoints eight new managing directors in Australia

The new managing directors have been with Accenture for between three years and two decades.

Rina Madlani leads a team of Cloud First pecialists within Accenture’s Technology Business and joined the firm from Fujitsu’s London office in 2019. She previously spent a decade between Oracle and Cisco in the UK, and holds an executive MBA from Henley Business School.

Peter Davias has been promoted as a managing director at digital agency Accenture Song, as well as taking on the role of A/NZ Commerce lead. He joined the firm in 2018 after a brief stint at Optus, before which he served as the head of Customer Marketing and eCommerce at Samsung Australia.

Dennis Trajceski joined Accenture as an associate director in 2018 after more than a decade at SAP, most recently as a director in the ERP giant’s retail & consumer practice. A business masters graduate from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Trajceski holds expertise in digital strategy and transformation.

Emily Sauter first joined Accenture in Chicago in 2006 following a management degree from The Kelley School of Business, before a decade later crossing with the firm to Australia. She currently serves in Accenture’s Talent & Organization division specialised in Software and Platforms.

Michael Are is an experienced digital transformation professional currently serving as Cloud Migration and Data Centre program delivery lead. He has been with Accenture in a variety of roles for close to twenty years since completing a Bachelor Engineering in computer software with RMIT.

Ricky Bannerjee has been promoted to managing director in the Strategy & Consulting division’s Applied Intelligence practice. A double engineering and commerce degree-holder from the University of Melbourne, Bannerjee has over close to twenty years of Digital Analytics delivery experience.

Cameron Kelly leads the Modern Data Platforms team within Accenture’s Technology practice, having spent nearly two decades at the firm. Kelly has completed numerous integrations at large organisations during that time, as well as internally helped to drive Accenture’s local Healthy Minds network.

Sagar Anand joined Accenture in 2011 and has now been appointed as a managing director in the firm’s Technology Strategy & Advisory practice in Canberra, where he has amassed more than ten years of experience in delivering large-scale digital transformations for the Federal Government.

“Every day, these leaders make outstanding contributions to our business, creating 360-degree value for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities,” said Accenture’s global chief executive and chairwoman Julie Sweet. “We congratulate them on their accomplishments and look forward to the continued innovation and impact they will bring to our clients.”

Later this month, Accenture will release its full list of new managing directors across Australia.