Lead – Function Networks and Programs
Rachael Bartels is responsible for developing the talent and offerings of function networks and programs across Accenture including Accenture Strategy & Consulting. She is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Prior to assuming this role in 2020, Rachael was an industry managing director within the chemicals and natural resources division. She has over 30 years of experience in consulting, specializing in leading projects in supply chain, business and operations strategy, and customer relationship management.
Rachael is passionate about harnessing new technologies and processes to drive innovation and create growth for clients, and she has been instrumental in developing new business areas for Accenture and new approaches to worker safety. With deep expertise in chemicals, mining, and energy, Rachael spends most of her time working with senior executives on transformational and disruptive change. A frequent speaker at chemical and mining industry conferences and events, Rachael has also published numerous articles on disruptions reshaping the chemical industry and the emerging opportunities for sustainable new revenue streams in the circular economy.
Rachael joined Accenture in 1988 and became a managing director in 2009. She holds a degree in politics and economics from Smith College in the Northeast United States. She is based in London.