John Downie

Chair of Steering Committee

Accenture Management Consulting

John is a Senior Managing Director in Accenture’s Resources (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metals, Mining and Utilities) business. He has held a variety of senior positions in the Resources Operating Group over the past 20+ years.

He currently holds three senior roles within the Resources Operating Group: 1) John leads the Management Consulting practice for Resources globally; 2) He leads the Resources North America Oil and Gas practice; 3) He serves as the Global Client Account Lead for one of Accenture’s major Oil and Gas clients.

John has extensive experience of working with clients across the Resources and Oil and Gas industries in Europe, Asia and North America.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science from Swinburne University in Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School. He is married with two children.

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