Payal joined Accenture in 2000 and is a Managing Director. She leads the Talent and Organisation Practice for UK and Ireland, alongside holding singular accountability for all Inclusion & Diversity initiatives, as the Executive Sponsor for Human Capital & Diversity, responsible for enabling Accenture’s employee value proposition and talent strategy.
Payal’s wider passion sees her sit as a Trustee on the Board of the East London Business Alliance and on the Business in The Community Gender Equality Leadership Team. She formally mentors BAME CEOs, has personally founded a scholarship program for under-privileged girls in Mumbai, and is co-founding a not-for-profit at the intersect of youth education and digital.
Under Payal’s stewardship, in 2017 Accenture were named Company of the Year in the Rising Star Awards, featured in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, and received a Responsible Business Award for Gender Equality.