C200 Leadership

Pam Craig, Vice Chair

    Pamela J. Craig served as Accenture’s chief financial officer from October 2006 through June 2013. On July 1, 2013, she stepped down as CFO and retired from Accenture on August 31.

    During her tenure as CFO, Ms. Craig was responsible for the company’s Corporate Controllership, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Client Finance and Commercial Directors, Finance Operations, Corporate Development and Transaction Services and Strategic Planning & Analysis functions. She is a member of Accenture's Global Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee, Global Management Committee, Global Leadership Council and Capital Committee.

    From March 2004 until October 2006, Ms. Craig was senior vice president—Finance, with global responsibility for client, group and geographic finance. Prior to that, Ms. Craig was group director—Business Operations & Services, managing a budget of $1.4 billion with responsibility for Accenture's office locations globally, the IT function, travel and cross-company operations. Prior to 2001, Ms. Craig held several line management positions in the company's Products and Communications & High Tech operating groups and spent more than 20 years in consulting with a focus on Finance and Enterprise Performance.

    In Institutional Investor’s 2013 All-America Executive Team ranking, Ms. Craig was named America's Best CFO in the Computer Services & IT Consulting category by both buy-side and sell-side analysts. She serves on the board of directors and as Audit Committee chair for Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud optimization services. She also serves as a board member of VMware, Inc., a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.  On November 22, 2013 she joined the Board of Directors of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores,  Inc. and  she will also serve on their Audit Committee.   Previously, she served on the board and as Audit Committee chair for Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft, during a critical period of Avanade’s growth.

    Ms. Craig is also a member of the state board of directors of Junior Achievement of New Jersey and the chair of the board of directors for Comprehensive Development, Inc., a non-profit that provides academic and social-service support to at-risk New York City high school students.

    Throughout her career, Ms. Craig has been committed to the advancement and retention of women at Accenture by supporting Accenture senior women and emerging leaders globally. In 2012 she initiated and co-led the Women’s Executive Leadership Development Program which is designed to prepare Accenture women for top leadership roles in the company by building on their capabilities, providing sponsorship to ensure the right visibility, and expanding their professional networks. Ms. Craig is a recipient of the 2008 National Council for Research on Women’s "Making a Difference for Women Award."

    Ms. Craig joined Accenture in 1979, practicing as a certified public accountant for three years, and began working in consulting in 1982. She became a partner in 1991. Ms. Craig holds a master of business administration degree from New York University and a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Smith College.