Accenture has appointed Chad Jerdee as general counsel and chief compliance officer, and Joel Unruch as corporate secretary. These changes are effective June 1.
Jerdee, who is currently deputy general counsel of sales and delivery, will assume the role of general counsel and chief compliance officer from Julie Spellman Sweet, who has been promoted to group chief executive, North America. In his new role, Jerdee will be responsible for leading the company’s legal organization; serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the board of directors; and managing the company’s legal and regulatory compliance programs.
During his 18 years with Accenture, Jerdee has held a variety of leadership positions in the company’s Legal organization, working on large, complex transactions and developing contract and compliance standards. In his new roles, Jerdee will join the company’s global management committee.
Unruch, who is currently associate general counsel of M&A, governance and corporate matters, will take on the additional role of corporate secretary, serving as an advisor to the board on corporate governance and leading securities compliance. Before joining Accenture in 2011, Unruch was corporate counsel at Amazon.com and an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.