Former Chief Executive

Accenture plc Technology Group

Martin I. Cole has been a director since 2014. Prior to retiring in August 2014, Cole served as the chief executive of Accenture plc's Technology Group, with responsibility for the full range of Accenture’s technology consulting and outsourcing solutions and delivery capabilities, including its global delivery network. He led technology innovation, including the Accenture Technology Labs, the Accenture software business and development of emerging technology solutions, including cloud solutions. Prior to that, Cole served Accenture in a variety of capacities since 1980, including as chief executive of the communications, media and technology operating group, chief executive of the public service operating group, and global managing director of the outsourcing and infrastructure delivery group. During his tenure, Cole also served as the chairman of the board of Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft and was a member of Accenture’s global management and operating committees. Cole currently serves as a director for The Western Union Company. He is the co-author of Unlocking Public Value: A New Model for Achieving High Performance in Public Service Organizations, a guide to understanding how public service organizations can measure, analyze and improve public value over time.