Head of Innovation – Europe
Lucy Cooper leads innovation across Europe for Accenture. This includes representing innovation on Accenture’s European Management Committee and Global Leadership Council as well as acting as the Europe Innovation lead for IX.O.
Lucy believes that innovation comes from combining disruptive technologies with new business models and human ingenuity. She is energized by working with Accenture colleagues and clients to unlock 360-degree value so they can win in markets—and with stakeholders. Lucy focuses on challenges such as cultivating growth mindsets, scaling experimentation and developing breakthrough digital products, services and business models. She is a leader, learner and glass-half-full optimist driven to turn great ideas into sustainable business growth.
Lucy began her career with Accenture Strategy before leaving to Silicon Valley through Y Combinator to set up a digital fundraising platform. She then led venture capital activities and strategy for a communications and public relations firm in London before taking a director role building a London-based growth consultancy.
Her diverse strategy, partnership and innovation experience honed Lucy’s skills in leading teams and projects, advising deals and building ventures. Having worked in both corporate and early-stage startup settings, she knows how to bring innovation from high-growth communities to corporates, facilitating C-suite and Boards in creating strong growth playbooks.
Lucy is a champion for women’s issues, an advocate and mentor for women in technology and a student of unconventional leadership practices. She enjoys sharing her perspectives as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Class of 2021, Huffington Post blogger, TEDx speaker and moderator.