David Rowland is the executive chairman of Accenture. Rowland’s career at Accenture spans almost four decades, where he started as a consultant in 1983 advising clients across a variety of industries. His operational acumen and strong leadership skills led him to serving in the top executive leadership roles within Accenture, including almost six years as the company’s chief financial officer. During his tenure as CFO, he was credited with playing a key role in driving record levels of top-line growth and shareholder value, as well as positioning Accenture as the market leader in new, high-growth areas of digital, cloud and security-related services.
In January 2019, he assumed the role of interim CEO before being appointed Executive Chairman in September of that same year. In addition to chairing the board of directors, David is actively involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy and represents Accenture with clients around the world and with key external groups. He also serves on the boards of a number of outside organizations.