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Chief HR Officer, Accenture North America
Member, Women's Leadership Board, Women and Public Policy Program

Kate is the chief human resources officer for Accenture North America. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the 60,000-plus Accenture people in the United States and Canada to be their best personally and professionally.

Kate joined Accenture in 1998 and has held numerous roles during her 24-year tenure, including in client delivery, human resources and global centers of expertise. 

Previously, Kate was the HR Service Delivery Lead for Accenture North America, where she was responsible for the delivery of HR services across the talent supply chain, performance, rewards, and operations. As the Global Performance Management Lead, Kate was integral in the efforts behind the design and implementation of Accenture’s new performance management approach, Performance Achievement, created to align with the company’s next-generation growth model and enable the strengths and potential of our greatest asset – our people – to achieve greater performance for themselves, their teams and our clients. 

Kate was raised in Rochester, New York and currently lives in Dallas, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Math from the University of Richmond.