Mechelle Buys du Plessis, Trustee
Mechelle Buys du Plessis is a Managing Director with Accenture’s Hybrid and Emerging Cloud Platforms business, where she is the global lead for the Accenture, VMware Business group. She is a 28-year veteran of the IT industry. With the client at the center, she works towards ensuring that Accenture’s collateral, Point of View and go-to-market strategy is relevant and that it adds value to Accenture’s clients.
Her journey started in South Africa where she led client engagements across Network Integration, Collaboration, Contact Centers, on premise and colo Data Centers, End-Use Computing , Security, Outsourcing, BPO and Platform delivered managed services. Mechelle has worked and lived in Malaysia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States of America.
Mechelle has built and managed C-Suite client relationships for large, complex engagements. Prior to moving to the United States in 2018, she was based in the Middle East for 11 years where she was responsible for the P&L and delivery of the target operating profit for the region. Mechelle served as Chair of the Board for a Global System Integrator’s Middle East operations.
Mechelle and her husband, Anton, live in the suburbs of beautiful Chicago. She shares her home office with Penelope, a one-year-old rescue, boxer mix; and Simon, a fourteen-year-old rescue, Saluki. Anton & Mechelle are blessed with a daughter, Bronwyn, who completed her undergraduate and MBA at Otterbein University.
Outside of work, Mechelle is an art fanatic. She spends hours with her paintbrushes in her art room and gives the canvas the freedom to develop into whatever the moment brings. She is an avid road cyclist and is spoiled with the luxury of many area preserves that offer her miles of cycling tracks.