TORONTO; Dec. 7, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed David Morgenstern as president of Accenture in Canada. Morgenstern assumed the role on Dec. 1 and succeeds Jeffrey Russell who will retire in January 2023.
Morgenstern is a Toronto-based senior managing director previously responsible for leading Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology and Products client groups in Canada. For more than 25 years, Morgenstern has held leadership roles in the technology services sector in Canada and Asia, before joining Accenture through an acquisition in 2010. He will focus on driving the growth strategy for Accenture in Canada, leading its diverse workforce, and delivering exceptional services and outcomes for clients.
“We are pleased to welcome David as president of Accenture in Canada. David is a seasoned leader who believes in diversity as a driver for innovation, which is a cornerstone for growth. With his impressive breadth of experience and insights, he will continue to create exciting and sustainable opportunities for our people, clients and communities,” said Jimmy Etheredge, CEO of Accenture in North America.
In Russell’s four years as president, Accenture’s Canada business grew significantly across sectors ranging from financial services, technology and cloud services to public services and healthcare. Under his leadership, Accenture acquired seven organizations in Canada, which helped build expertise in technology, cloud services, and industrial automation, and also expanded Accenture’s geographic footprint across the country. Russell also oversaw the increase of people benefits, specifically addressing the need for evolved childcare and mental health benefits and led the co-creation of the BOLD (Black Outreach, Learning and Development) employee resource group.
Etheredge added, “I thank Jeffrey for his 25 years at Accenture. Jeffrey balanced achieving business growth with impactful contributions to our communities. As a champion of inclusion and diversity, Jeffrey also delivered tangible change through target setting and has supported our communities through the creation of productive partnerships and initiatives – particularly in Indigenous reconciliation.”