Gary Heffernan
Senior Managing Director - Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture

Speaker Profile

Gary Heffernan is Senior Managing Director of Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating unit in Europe. In this capacity, Gary leads Accenture’s Europe P&L for consulting, outsourcing and technology services across all the CMT industries.

Gary has 26 years of experience in advising Fortune 500 companies implement large-scale transformation as well as post-merger integration programs, including strategic planning, operations management, IT and BPO services. In the early 1990s, Gary spearheaded Accenture’s earliest outsourcing successes and has held a number of senior client account and leadership positions at Accenture.

Gary is a passionate advocate for Inclusion & Diversity and has been a speaker on the topic at key industry events including Mobile World Congress. He is also a regular public speaker on topics such as mergers & acquisitions and digital transformation.

Gary is from Scotland and lives in Paris with his wife Marlene and their six children. Gary loves most sports, cherishes time spent with his family and feels passionate about transforming the lives of children in Sub Saharan Africa through the Lessons for Life Foundation with wife Marlene. Gary joined the charity’s Board of Trustees in 2018.

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