The Board is responsible for selecting and approving nominees for outside directors and for approving management director nominees, if any, proposed by the Chief Executive Officer and non-independent Chairman, if any, as described above. The Board has delegated responsibility for overseeing the screening process to the Nominating & Governance Committee.
Shareholders may recommend future nominees for Board membership by submitting written suggestions in accordance with the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association and applicable law, including name and other pertinent information for the nominee, to:
Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee
161 N. Clark St.Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Attention: General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
The Nominating & Governance Committee uses the same criteria for evaluating candidates regardless of the source of referral.
The Board has delegated the responsibility for orienting new directors to the General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, drawing on other individuals as necessary or appropriate. The orientation program is expected to include a discussion of a broad range of topics, such as the background on the company, the Board and its governance model, Accenture’s strategy and business operations, its financial statements and capital structure, the management team, key industry and competitive factors, the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Board and other matters crucial to the ability of a new director to fulfill his or her responsibilities.