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Mr. Tim Breene

Appointed: 2013
Class: 2017

Tim Breene’s international business career spanned 40 years within the consumer goods, retail, advertising and consulting industries. From 1999 to 2011, he was a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Accenturem, and he was the founding CEO of that firm’s global digital marketing enterprise, Accenture Interactive.

Mr. Breene previously held senior roles at businesses worldwide, including Kingfisher PLC, Guinness PLC, WCRS PLC, and McKinsey. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, and he is the co-author of Jumping the S-Curve: How to Beat the Growth Cycle, Get on Top, and Stay There (2011: Harvard Business Review Press).

Born in Turkey and raised in Ireland, Mr. Breene earned his bachelor’s degree in modern languages and literature from Trinity College in Dublin, where he was a University Scholar. He serves on the boards of nonprofits including World Relief and Project Baraka.

Mr. Breene lives with his wife, Michelle, and three daughters—Vicki, Francesca and Venetia—near Boston. The family attends Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts.