Today, Thoughtworks, a global software development and digital transformation consultancy, is proud to name three new members to its Board of Directors: Jane Chwick, William G. Parrett and Dr. Anita Sands.
This announcement comes as Thoughtworks is approaching 25 years of revolutionizing software design and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. The three new members, with their variety of experience across multiple industries, strengthen Thoughtworks leadership as the company continues down the path of double digit growth.
“Each inpidual brings a unique perspective to our board,” said Guo Xiao, Chief Executive Officer, Thoughtworks. “Jane Chwick’s proven record creating and implementing high-value, long term strategic initiatives will benefit our next phase of growth. Bill Parrett’s global business experience is a perfect fit for the increase in cross border collaboration clients are demanding and our global footprint. And Dr. Sands, with her extensive experience driving technology innovation and organizational change, will provide great insights into how we can become better change agents for our clients in their strategic transformations. I have great confidence that under their guidance, Thoughtworks will become the partner of choice for enterprise organizations grappling with complex digital transformations.”
About the Members of the Board
Ms. Chwick was a partner at Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology, most recently as Co-Chief Operating Officer of the technology pision. In this role, she was responsible for financial and business planning, setting the technical strategy and management of an 8,000-person organization within the firm. Ms. Chwick was also the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Trewtec, Inc., providing Corporate Directors, CEOs and Chief Technology Officers with vital information they need to improve their oversight of a company's technology function. Ms. Chwick currently serves as a director of Voya Financial, a financial, retirement, investment and insurance company; People’s United Bank, the largest regional bank Headquartered in New England; and MarketAxess, the leading fixed income electronic trading platform for institutional investors and dealers.
William G. Parrett
Mr. Parrett is a former Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Parrett retired in 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT). Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer of DTT, he was Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA since 1999. Mr. Parrett joined Deloitte in 1967 and served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Parrett currently serves as a director of The Blackstone Group L.P., an investment and advisory firm; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a provider of analytical and laboratory instruments and products; Conduent Corporation, a business process services company. Additionally, Mr. Parrett is Past Chairman of United Way of America and of the United States Council for International Business.
Dr. Anita Sands
A Fulbright and O'Reilly Scholar, Dr. Sands began her banking career in 2004, handling derivatives analysis at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canada's fifth largest general bank. She then joined the even larger Royal Bank of Canada and was the youngest-ever Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada as the Head of Innovation & Process Design. After moving to New York City to work as Head of Transformation for Global Technology and Operations at Citigroup, she joined UBS Wealth Management, where at the age of 33, she was appointed Chief Operating Officer responsible for technology, operations and corporate services. Currently, Dr. Sands is on the board of directors of three public companies including Symantec Corporation, a member of the F500, and the world’s leader in Cyber-Security; Service Now, an enterprise SaaS service management company; and Pure Storage, a leading innovator in the enterprise storage space. She is also an active investor and serves on the advisory board of Grand Central Tech—a leading New York-based technology incubator - as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board at Heinz College, CMU. She is a member of the Advisory Board at DocuSign and Accompany, as well as a member of the Digital Advisory Board at Box.