Pam Craig, Vice Chair
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
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.