Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announced that Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme has stepped down for health reasons that were previously disclosed in July 2016.
Nanterme, who became chief executive officer in January 2011 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in February 2013, will continue at Accenture as advisor to the CEO.
The Board of Directors of the global professional services company appointed David Rowland, who has been Accenture’s chief financial officer, to become interim chief executive officer, and to the board as a director of Accenture. The board also named lead independent director Marge Magner as the company’s non-executive chair of the board.
KC McClure, who currently leads Accenture’s finance operations, was appointed as chief financial officer.
Rowland has served as Accenture’s chief financial officer since July 2013. Throughout his 35-year career with the company, he has held significant leadership roles and played a lead role shaping Accenture’s growth strategy. He is a longstanding member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and has served on the board and as Audit Committee chair for Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft.
Prior to being named CFO, Rowland served for more than six years as Accenture’s senior vice president of Finance and chaired Accenture’s Operations Council.
McClure brings to her new role as chief financial officer 30 years of experience with the company. Most recently, she led finance operations across the entirety of Accenture’s business. McClure has also led investor relations and was finance director for two of Accenture’s operating groups. In her new role, she will join Accenture’s Global Management Committee.