Alastair Blair is Country Managing Director for Accenture Ireland. Since joining Accenture in 1987 Alastair has fulfilled a number of senior roles within the company with a particular focus on financial services. He has worked with major banks and financial services organisations in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and internationally on a broad range of strategic, communications, change management and execution initiatives. Prior to his current role, Alastair was based in London where he led Accenture's Financial Services business in the UK and Ireland. He previously headed up Accenture’s Banking practice in the UK and prior to that the Financial Services practice in Ireland.
Alastair has extensive knowledge of business strategy, IT, organisation and change management, business model redesign and implementation of major change programmes.
He has worked extensively with major international organisations and global, UK and domestic banks.
Alastair is a member of the Executive Board of the International Regulatory Strategy Group and sits on Accenture’s UK and Ireland Executive Management Team. He is a keen supporter of the company’s diversity initiatives including the LGBT Straight Allies programme and is a strong advocate of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed programme. He has served as the internal senior champion for Junior Achievement, who have a long-standing partnership with the company in Ireland.
In his spare time Alastair spends his time with his wife, Leslie, and their three young children ranging in age from 8 to 13. He is an avid sports fan with a very keen interest in golf and rugby.