Accenture has named Penelope Prett its chief information officer, effective Dec. 1, 2019. She succeeds Andrew Wilson, who will remain with the company through January 2020.
“I am delighted that Penelope will become our next chief information officer and lead our global CIO organization,” said Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer. “Over her career of more than 25 years with Accenture, she has excelled in a wide variety of client leadership and technology roles — including significant experience with many of our key ecosystem partners. Penelope actively supports our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity for our clients, people and communities.”
Prett is currently a senior managing director, and global quality and risk lead, for Accenture’s Resources operating group. She will lead Accenture’s CIO organization, which is responsible for global IT operations and the company’s digital agenda, including all of the infrastructure, services and applications.
Before joining Resources five years ago, Prett served in account leadership roles with some of the company’s largest clients in the Health & Public Service and Products operating groups.
In announcing Prett’s new role, Deblaere also thanked Wilson “for his innovation, drive and leadership over his exemplary 27-year career with Accenture.”