Alan is a senior managing director at Accenture. As the head of our global Banking practice, he is responsible for the group’s overall vision, strategy, investment priorities and client offering development. He also supports the network of alliance partners. Before joining Accenture in 2016, He was the North American Managing Partner for Oliver Wyman and worked with retail and commercial banking clients with a focus on enterprise strategy and performance improvement programs. He led major merger and acquisition assignments at the board level, served as a personal adviser to multiple bank CEOs in North America and Europe, steered many bank-wide transformation programs, and advised on multiple new business launches. Alan has an M.A. in philosophy and economics from Glasgow University, a Master of Philosophy degree in finance from Pembroke College in Cambridge, England, and an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a passion for orchestral music, and serves as chair of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. He is also involved in a number of educational and cultural organizations in his native Scotland, including being Patron of The Institute of Contemporary Scotland and a monthly columnist for the Scottish Review magazine. Alan is based in New York.