Accenture makes leadership appointments in Australia

29 November 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Despite a reported pause on managing director promotions, Accenture has still been filling a number of key positions in Australia in recent times.

Global professional services firm Accenture has made a number of national and regional leadership appointments across its various divisions, including Liz Bryant as Operations lead for A/NZ.

Jackie Khoo has meanwhile been appointed Google business group lead, with Rashmi Sharma arriving from India to take up a GenAI & Transformation lead role. Sydney-based Amit Bansal has been elevated to global data lead.

Accenture makes leadership appointments in Australia

Liz Bryant
As its new A/NZ Operations division lead, Bryant joins Accenture’s national executive, crossing to the firm after seventeen years at Ernst & Young, where she most recently served as the Big Four’s managed services leader for the Asia Pacific and as a member of its regional consulting leadership team. Previously she held a senior position in the supply chain, procurement and outsourcing space, coming to the firm by way of Capgemini.

Rashmi Sharma
Fresh from a Talent & HR associate Chief Technology Officer role with Accenture in India, Sharma arrives in Melbourne as Generative AI & Transformation leader. Prior to her past two years with Accenture, Sharma served in several global leadership roles over five years with professional services firm Genpact, including as head of digital learning & development and HR transformation. Previously she spent seven years with Norwegian telco Telenor.

Jackie Khoo
Joining the firm as a managing director and Cloud First infrastructure engineering & orchestration practice leader in 2021, Khoo has now been handed added responsibilities as Google business group leader for A/NZ. Prior to Accenture, Khoo spent a decade and a half between Unisys and nbn, rising to general manager of customer channels and system engineering & operations at the latter. She is also a tech diversity champion, and was until recently a board member of The Inclusion Circle.

Amit Bansal
Based out of Sydney, Bansal meanwhile steps up as Accenture’s global data lead, after serving as growth markets lead for AI execution and data-led transformation since 2021. A three-decade industry veteran, Bansal started out in management consulting with Deloitte before spending time with Andersen Business Consulting, Fujitsu, and as a partner at IBM before crossing to Accenture as Asia Pacific analytics and artificial intelligence delivery lead in 2015.