Gary Heffernan

Gary launched his vehicle Xcelerate in January 2020, a venture that provides advisory services to international CEOs. The focus is on helping companies to drive exponential growth in digital-related services.

Prior to Xcelerate, Gary was Senior Managing Director of Accenture and spearheaded many of its early large-scale outsourcing deals in BP, LSE, & BT. In this role, he led Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) operating unit in Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and was a member of the CMT Global Leadership Committee. His functional expertise spans across CMT P&L account, covering strategy, consulting, technology, operations & digital businesses.

Gary is based in Paris. He is an ardent sports lover and has been a writer, speaker, and facilitator at key industry events including Mobile World Congress. He currently serves as a Trustee of Street Child, which funds and delivers education for children in 12 African and Asian countries. He holds a BSC degree in Technology & Business Studies from Strathclyde University and a professional degree from the Institute of Internal Cost & Management Accountants (ICMA).