Accenture appoints Nancy McKinstry as Director to its Board

01 August 2016 2 min. read
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Accenture has appointed Nancy McKinstry as Director on its Board of Directors. McKinstry brings in considerable international experience, including as long-serving CEO of Wolters Kluwer and previous directorships, among which almost ten years on Ericson’s Board.

Nancy McKinstry is the CEO and Chairman of the Executive board of Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer since 2003. Prior to her current role, she served as CEO of the firm’s CCH Legal Information Services for three years and as CEO of its North American operation for over a decade. McKinstry started her career at Booz & Company in 1984, rising to the rank of Principal by the time she left the firm in 1992.

McKinstry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Rhode Island. McKinstry holds a number of Directorship roles, including for the Abbott and Russell Reynolds Associates. In addition, she is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists and of the board of overseers of Columbia Business School.

Nancy McKinstry - Accenture

McKinstry takes on the role of independent Director on Accenture’s Board of Directors. The addition bumps up the number of Directors on Accenture’s Board to 13. In addition, McKinstry has been appointed to serve on the Board’s Audit Committee. The appointment adds considerable international perspective to the firm’s top, including her experience as CEO as well as past international corporate directorships, including at Ericson between 2004 and 2013 and Sanoma between 2011 and 2014. McKinstry is subject to a re-appointment at the next shareholder meeting and started in the new role as per 13th of July.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s Chairman and CEO, says, “Nancy is an exceptional leader who brings to our board strong experience in the professional services sector from her long career at Wolters Kluwer, where she has led the company’s digital transformation. We are looking forward to having Nancy on the board and leveraging her insights and expertise as we continue to focus on delivering value for our clients and shareholders.”