Ewan is Head of Sales in the UK and Ireland, responsible for maximizing the value we create for our clients. Prior to this role, Ewan led the company’s business operations in the UK and Ireland, executing Accenture’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide.
Previously Ewan ran Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) organisation in the UK and Ireland. In this role, Ewan led client teams across a broad range of industries including communications, media & entertainment, software, internet platforms, and aerospace & defense.
During his career in Accenture, Ewan has been responsible for a wide range of engagements across systems integration, application outsourcing, digital transformation, management consulting and business process outsourcing.
Before joining Accenture, Ewan spent four years working for Diageo in Scotland. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, graduating in 1996.
Away from Accenture, Ewan lives in Haslemere, Surrey, UK, with his wife Jo and teenage children, Ben & Lucy. He has recently dusted off his squash racket after a 20-year break and now tries to play every weekend. He also enjoys cycling, but these days this is mainly confined to the gym rather than the open roads. As a family they love to travel as much as possible and are obsessed with everything Italian - the landscape, people, food and wine. Favorite summer weekends are spent in the South Downs National Park and being a car fanatic, he tries to attend as many Goodwood motor racing events as possible.
When asked what brought him to where he is now, he says that he has always enjoyed working in a client service business – the challenges of working in a highly competitive market force us to constantly innovate to remain differentiated. He enjoys forming new client relationships and still works closely with several clients he has known since the start of his Accenture career. The best advice he was given at the beginning of his career was: Stay close to your clients and look after your people – if you get that right, everything else follows – and he thinks this is sound advice.
On innovation Ewan says it means having the curiosity and courage to challenge the status quo. Too often innovation is solely perceived to be major developments in technology - and that can obviously be the case, but he also sees great examples of innovation in the teams on a daily basis - always from people empowered to try something new - whether that be the type of work we deliver to our clients, the way in which we work as a team or even the commercial model we employ. These continual innovations can be just as powerful in moving our business forward.