Joint managing directors

Accenture unveils twin leaders for Scottish team

Michelle Hawkins

Accenture, the professional services company, has appointed Michelle Hawkins and Les Bayne as joint regional managing directors in Scotland.

They take over from Bill McDonald who is retiring next month after almost 20 years working across a variety of industries and clients.

Olly Benzecry, country managing director, said: “Over the last 11 years, Bill McDonald has done a terrific job building up the team in Scotland, and Les and Michelle will now capitalise on that to drive further growth.”

Ms Hawkins joined Accenture in 1995 and has extensive global experience in leading complex system integration and transformational outsourcing programs with clients across industry sectors. Her latest position is as a global director of delivery for Accenture Technology.  She has lived in Scotland for 17 years and worked with clients in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Les Bayne

Mr Bayne joined Accenture Scotland in 2001 having started his career in financial services. In his current position as managing director in Accenture Operations, he is responsible for growing its Intelligent Operations business. 

He is a lead facilitator for Accenture’s Innovation agenda and prior to his current position he was responsible for leading the Consulting Business in the UK for Communications, Media and Technology. 

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