Accenture UK and Ireland
Peter Lacy is Senior Managing Director, Growth and Strategy, at Accenture and a member of its Global Leadership Council. His responsibilities include sustainability and he leads Accenture’s relationship with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Digital Transformation of Industries programme. He also leads Accenture UK and Ireland’s strategy business.
He works with the CEOs and senior management of a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as public organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union and UK government.
His role focuses on corporate strategy, digital transformation, investments in innovation and acquisitions. Peter is a world authority on growth and innovation strategy, particularly relating to disruptive technology shifts, and using sustainability as a lens in areas like clean energy, circular economy, stakeholder management and trust issues.
Previously, he worked for McKinsey and Company and the think-tank, the Academy of Business in Society, where he was founding executive director. His career has involved living and working in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Latin America, Europe and China, where he most recently led Accenture Strategy's Asia Pacific cross-industry strategy team based in Shanghai. Before consulting, he spent several years working in the dotcom industry and supports a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations.
Peter chairs various taskforces at the WEF, and he founded the WEF YGL Taskforce on Circular Economy and the WEF YGL Circular Economy Awards. He has led the world's largest study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations' Secretary General four times, and he was a founding signatory of the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education. His latest book, Waste to Wealth – the Circular Economy Advantage, is published by Palgrave in eight languages and is an Amazon best seller.
Peter is an alumnus of full-time and executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Nottingham and is a Business Fellow at Oxford University. He is based in London.