Inspirefest 2017

Alastair Blair

Country managing director, Accenture Ireland

Alastair Blair is country managing director for Accenture Ireland. Having joined Accenture in 1987, he has fulfilled a number of senior roles within the company, with a particular focus on financial services throughout his career. Prior to his current appointment, he led Accenture’s financial services business in the UK and Ireland.

He is chair of IBEC’s Digital Economy Policy Committee and a member of the board of Business to Arts, and also sits on Accenture’s UK and Ireland executive management team. He is a keen supporter of the company’s inclusion and diversity initiatives, including the Accent on Gender programme.

Blair has extensive knowledge of business strategy and organisational change. His work has included technology-led business model redesign, and the implementation of major regulatory change programmes.

More recently, he has led Accenture Ireland’s activities in the start-up ecosystem, with particular focus on Accenture’s fintech accelerator programme.

Twitter: @Alastair_Blair