Payal leads the Talent and Organisation (T&O) practice in UK and Ireland, and is part of the global T&O Strategy leadership team. She joined Accenture over 16 years ago and has worked across various industry sectors, with the majority of her experience in Financial Services. Her expertise lies in operating model evolution and organisation redesign, embedding behaviour change, strategic talent initiatives and HR transformation.

Payal is passionate about the future of HR and the changing workforce in the context of digital, advising senior client leadership teams on the subject. She is also the Accenture UKI Human Capital and Diversity Lead responsible for enabling the employee value proposition and talent strategy for Accenture’s own business, to improve how we all work and live.  She has been recognised externally as Top 100 influential BAME leaders by EMpower and FT, as well as Top 10 Global Diversity Champion in 2015 and 2016 by the Global Diversity List. Payal holds a MSc in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from the London School of Economics.