CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


Committees of the Board

The board of directors (the “Board”) has four standing committees: the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominating & Governance Committee.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee was established by the Board for the purpose of, among other things, overseeing Accenture's accounting and financial reporting processes and audits of our financial statements and internal controls.

The Audit Committee’s primary responsibilities include the oversight of the following:

  • the quality and integrity of Accenture’s accounting and reporting practices and controls, and the financial statements and reports of Accenture;

  • Accenture’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;

  • the independent auditor’s qualifications and independence; and

  • the performance of Accenture’s internal audit function and independent auditors.

MEMBERS (ALL INDEPENDENT):

William L. Kimsey (Chair)
Blythe J. McGarvie
Paula A. Price

 

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COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

The Compensation Committee acts on behalf of the Board to set the compensation of our chairman and CEO and members of our global management committee and provides oversight of Accenture’s global compensation philosophy. The Committee is also responsible for overseeing Accenture’s equity compensation plans, among other things.

The Compensation Committee’s primary responsibilities include the oversight of the following:

  • setting the compensation of our chairman and chief executive officer and members of our global management committee;

  • overseeing Accenture’s equity-based plans; and

  • reviewing and making recommendations to the full Board regarding Board

MEMBERS (ALL INDEPENDENT):

Marjorie Magner (Chair)
Dina Dublon
William L. Kimsey

 

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee acts on behalf of the Board with respect to the oversight of, among other things, Accenture’s capital and treasury activities.

The Finance Committee’s primary responsibilities include the oversight of Accenture’s:

  • capital structure and corporate finance strategy and activities;

  • share redemption and purchase activities;

  • treasury function, investment management and financial risk management;

  • defined benefit and contribution plan investment planning;

  • insurance plans; and

  • major acquisitions, joint ventures or similar transactions.

MEMBERS (ALL INDEPENDENT):

Charles H. Giancarlo (Chair)
Jaime Ardila
Dina Dublon
Gilles C. Pélisson
Frank K. Tang

 

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NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Nominating & Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing Accenture’s corporate governance practices and processes, among other things.

The Nominating & Governance Committee’s primary responsibilities include the oversight of the following:

  • assessing and selecting/nominating (or recommending to the Board for its selection/nomination) strong and capable candidates to serve on the Board;

  • making recommendations as to the size, composition, structure, operations, performance and effectiveness of the Board;

  • overseeing Accenture’s chief executive officer succession planning process;

  • conducting an annual review of Accenture’s chief executive officer and non-independent chairman;

  • developing and recommending to the Board a set of corporate governance principles, including independence standards; and

  • otherwise taking a leadership role in shaping the corporate governance of Accenture.

MEMBERS (ALL INDEPENDENT):

Gilles C. Pélisson (Chair)
Charles H. Giancarlo
Blythe J. McGarvie
Wulf von Schimmelmann

 

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