Accenture appoints new leadership team to drive growth in Scotland

Stuart Chalmers & David Caskie are Jt MDs for Accenture in Scotland

A NEW team has been appointed to lead Accenture in Scotland and drive forward the organisation’s plans to grow its presence in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

David Caskie and Stuart Chalmers will become joint managing directors for Accenture in Scotland, replacing Michelle Hawkins, who is moving to a new global role with the company. Both have been with Accenture for more than 20 years. 

Stuart Chalmers has held various roles focused on financial services (FS) and led several of Accenture’s key FS accounts over the past few years. David Caskie is the global lead for Accenture’s technology Ecosystem Supplier Management group, bringing the firm’s partners to the most complex client solutions.

Accenture has built its business north of the border over the last 30 years through organic growth and acquisition. With the continued integration of Infinity Works, ContextIS and Mudano into Accenture’s operation in Scotland, Accenture delivers business change and digital transformation from offices in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The new Scotland managing directors have put in place plans to expand the firm’s existing capabilities in data and responsible AI, cybersecurity, cloud engineering as well as product design with the launch of Accenture Song in Scotland and are recruiting at all levels into the business. 

Commenting on the plans for Accenture in Scotland, Dave Caskie said:

“As Scotland builds its economy through data-driven innovation, the role of digital technology and marketing, and data intelligence will grow exponentially. Alongside, the demand for cybersecurity expertise increases and the need for responsible and ethical AI becomes critical. We want to play a leading part in that success story for Scotland.  Building on our existing resources in Edinburgh and Glasgow and attracting new recruits is an essential part of our plan.” 

Stuart Chalmers added:

“We want to grow the business in Scotland and believe we can do that through a powerful mix of local knowledge and talent combined with Accenture’s global experience and reach. We have been gradually building our capabilities out of the Edinburgh office through strategic acquisitions and we’ve now invested in a new Glasgow base to build on the skills we already have in place. With both breadth and depth of expertise, we aim to support the growth of Scottish companies and – just as importantly – to bring new work to Scotland.”

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