Accenture boosts leadership ranks through promotions and hires

03 January 2023 3 min. read
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The Australian branch of professional services firm Accenture continues to boost its leadership stocks, both through promotions and external hires – including returning employees.

With more than 1,200 Accenture professionals worldwide having commenced the new year as managing directors at the firm, it’s perhaps not practical to name them all individually in a single press release – leaving those to share their own happy news on LinkedIn.

In addition to the promotions already made public, a further handful of Australia-based consultants have since made personal announcements.

Accenture boosts partner ranks through promotions and recruits

Along with the managing director promotions of Matthew Chambers, Triston Boyd, Ajay Nair, Helen Nicholas and Chris Venus, Accenture has also welcomed back two new recruits in key positions, with Ling Pang returning to the firm to take on the role of deputy Chief Financial Officer and Manon Bosma arriving back from Europe to co-lead Accenture’s Leadership & Culture offering for the Asia Pacific.

After spending the past year as general manager of finance and corporate services at Indigenous non-profit organisation Jawun (which counts BCG and KPMG among its partners), Ling Pang has returned to Accenture to take on the deputy CFO role. She previously spent more than nine years with the firm across two stints in various finance leads, and also spent over three years as a management accountant at BCG.

Manon Bosma also rejoins Accenture’s Melbourne office to co-lead its Talent & Organisation/Human Potential practice for the APAC region, after having most recently led the firm’s HR Transformation business in Europe. Bosma has been with Accenture for close to two decades, originally joining in Geneva in 2005. Previously she spent three years as an organisational consultant with Vodafone in the Netherlands.

Another one-time returnee, Matthew Chambers rejoined Accenture in early 2021 after having previously spent close to seven years in its Sydney office till 2000, in the interim serving as regional vice president for nCino APAC sales. A member of Accenture’s Salesforce Business Group from close to its inception, Chambers has over 15 years of Salesforce experience. He previously worked for Deloitte Consulting in the United Kingdom.

Accenture’s ANZ market pricing lead and former APAC finance lead, Triston Boyd has been with the global firm for close to two decades, first joining in Dallas in 2004 before eight years later crossing to Accenture’s Melbourne office. Earlier, he spent five years as a financial analyst with EDS in Texas. In his present role, Boyd supports clients with pricing, financial deal structuring, negotiations, and GAAP compliance.

Yet another consultant who couldn’t resist the lure of Accenture, Ajay Nair has spent close to fifteen years at the firm across two stints. He first joined Accenture’s technology consulting wing for four years in 2006, before crossing for a two-year with PwC in Melbourne and then returning to Accenture in 2012. He currently serves as Accenture’s DevOps practice leader for A/NZ with a focus on business transformations.  

Helen Nicholas has been with Accenture between Australia and the UK since 2007 in a variety of roles, including her present position as relationship marketing managing director for APAC, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America based out of Sydney. While in London, where she spent upwards of six years, she also served as global digital marketing lead for Accenture’s energy industry business among other roles.

Chris Venus becomes a managing director with Accenture Strategy in Melbourne after first joining the firm as a consultant from Deloitte in early 2014, having spent four years at the Big Four firm (during which time he became a qualified chartered accountant). Venus primarily focuses on the Retail and Consumer Goods sector, along with cross-industry M&A. He holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.