Stuart Henderson is Accenture’s Market Unit lead for US Northeast and responsible for clients, people, offices, community involvement, and financial performance across the region. Leading more than 10,000 people in the Northeast—spanning Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont—Stuart focuses on bringing continuous innovation to clients, attracting and retaining top talent and strengthening Accenture’s impact in the local communities. He also is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and North America Leadership Team.
Prior to his Northeast role, Stuart was Accenture's client account lead, responsible for building and growing relationships with the worlds' leading companies operating in the United States and Canada to drive client value and co-innovation. Stuart was also Accenture's global industry lead for Life Sciences—guiding the strategies, offerings, and thought leadership to help pharma, biotech, medical technology, distributor and consumer health companies reshape the future of medicine and care.
With 25+ years of experience in the pharma and biotech industry, Stuart is recognized for his insight into disruption and emerging opportunities, as well as his ability to strategize and execute change, helping companies to pivot and transform their mindsets, approach, and business models to succeed in a new era. He has helped life sciences leaders transform R&D productivity, launch new medicines, design and use medical technologies in exciting new ways, and embrace innovative technologies and partnerships to improve patient engagement and care.
Before joining Accenture, Stuart worked in corporate strategy and development, heading up R&D strategy at AstraZeneca and leading life sciences strategy and transformation at IBM Global Business Services.
Stuart joined Accenture in 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology from De Montfort University.