Barbara Harvey

Managing Director, Accenture Research

Barbara Harvey is a managing director in Accenture Research. Barbara joined Accenture in 1997 to establish an advanced research capability. That team is now a global, end-to-end research capability of over 250 people. The research team has experts in every industry and all aspects of business (technology, digital, sustainability, etc) and has technical experts who provide expertise in, for example, statistics , economic modeling and survey research.

Barbara has BSc in Geography from Exeter University and over 25 years of experience in research, spanning quantitative techniques and statistical methods, qualitative research, mystery shopping and business research.

Barbara ran the Accenture corporate functions Accent on Women initiative, is the sponsor for the award-winning Accenture’s Mental Health programme in the UK. She is a ‘Straight Ally’ for our LGBT community and actively promotes Accenture’s Inclusion & Diversity initiatives. She is leading research into gender equality and is a coach on Accenture’s Leadership Development Programme.