Marge Magner, a member of Accenture's board of directors since February 2006, resumed her role as our lead director in September 2019. Marge previously served as our non-executive chair from January 2019 to September 2019 and as lead director from January 2014 until January 2019. Marge is a founding member and partner of Brysam Global Partners.
Prior to the formation of Brysam, Marge served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup from 2003 to October 2005. In this position she was responsible for the company's operations serving consumers through retail banking, cards and consumer finance, as well as for finance, credit and other staff functions. During this time, Marge was named to the Fortune magazine list of Most Powerful Women in Business from 2001 to 2004, Forbes magazine list of World's Most Powerful Women (No. 19), and U.S. Banker's list of the Most Powerful Women in Banking (No. 1), among others.
In addition to her achievements in business and banking, Marge is a passionate advocate on issues affecting consumers, women and youth globally.
From starting community development and microfinance business units at Citigroup to championing issues such as alleviating global poverty, microfinance and aiding children, Marge helps to bring a more integrated, innovative business approach to the philanthropic world.
Marge serves as a member of the Brooklyn College Foundation, on the Dean's Advisory Council for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, on the board of UJA-Federation of NY and as a trustee of WNET – New York Public Media. She also serves on the board of Ally Financial Inc. and previously served on the board of TEGNA Inc. (formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc.) from 2006 to 2018, including as non-executive chairman from 2011 to 2018.
Marge holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and an MSIA degree from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.