McKinsey Australia and New Zealand

McKinsey in Australia and New Zealand

McKinsey & Company is a global management-consulting firm that works with leading companies to improve their performance and develop solutions for their most significant challenges. Our goal is to work on issues that really matter to our clients and build their capabilities. We nurture a culture of innovation—in developing knowledge and evolving our client-service models so they are driven by our clients’ needs, not our own.

With over 50 years of experience in Australia and New Zealand—and offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth—our work spans multiple sectors of the economy, including the social sector. We are ambitious for our clients—we want to work with them as they strive for world-class performance. Our vision is based on seeing organisations in Australia and New Zealand achieve their potential, and to help realise the economic and social benefits for all citizens.

The Australian office plays a leading role in developing McKinsey’s knowledge agenda, and businesses around the world are using frameworks and approaches developed here. Our office also pioneered McKinsey Implementation, a specialised group with broad operations experience that works directly at client sites to build the capabilities and systems needed to deliver long-term impact.

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Our people

  • John Lydon

    John Lydon

    Managing Partner, McKinsey Australia and New Zealand

    Leads McKinsey in Australia and New Zealand and is one of the global leaders of McKinsey Implementation.more

  • Jen Davies

    Jennifer Davies


    Brings experience in leading major business performance transformations that deliver bottom-line impact across various industriesmore

  • david dyer

    David Dyer


    Leads our work in Asia on reputation, government and regulatory strategy topics. Also supports private- and public-sector clients on strategy and productivity.more

  • Simon Blackburn

    Simon Blackburn

    Senior Partner

    Helps public- and private-sector clients achieve lasting improvements in their performance, with a focus on implementing transformational change and building organizational healthmore

  • Chris Bradley

    Chris Bradley


    One of the developers of McKinsey’s “Ten Timeless Tests of Strategy,” Chris has worked on strategic transformations for organizations across Australia’s retail, mining, transportation, consumer goods, and telecommunications sectorsmore

  • Damien Bruce

    Damien Bruce


    Leads our Healthcare Practice in Australia, with experience working in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK, US, and Australiamore

  • Jenny Cermack

    Jenny Cermak


    Works with B2B companies on commercial transformational topics with a particular focus on multi-channel go-to-market strategy, digital strategy, salesforce effectiveness, and frontline capability building programs.more

  • Angus Dawson

    Angus Dawson

    Senior Partner

    Leads McKinsey’s Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice across Asia; helps leading companies shape corporate strategy and strengthen performance, with deep experience in consumer-facing industriesmore

  • mike ellis

    Michael Ellis

    Senior Partner

    Brings 20 years’ resources experience to his work with leading energy and mining clients in Australia, Asia, and the United Statesmore

  • Ben Fletcher

    Ben Fletcher


    Brings deep expertise in commercial transformation topics, including strategic marketing and marketing & sales organisation designmore

  • Tim Fountaine


    Advises major healthcare organisations and is a leader in our Advanced Analytics Practicemore

  • Dorian Gartner

    Dorian Gartner


    Leads our Business Technology Practice in Australia and serves clients on IT strategy, efficiency programs, and digital enablement of business models, with a keen interest in using advanced analytics to turn data into valuemore

  • Stephan Gorner

    Stephan Görner

    Senior Partner

    Supports leading global players in the mining, steel, and power industries in operations improvement, supply-chain management, strategy, organizational design, risk management, and cost cutting more

  • Brett Grehan

    Brett Grehan

    Senior Partner

    Combining broad cross-sector experience with deep expertise in marketing and strategy to help clients transform global marketing and sales organizationsmore

  • Christiaan Heyning

    Christiaan Heyning


    Founding partner of McKinsey’s Perth office and leader of our Oil & Gas Practice in Western Australia, with a strong focus on meeting the world’s energy and material demands without harming the planetmore

  • tip huizenga

    Tip Huizenga

    RTS Partner

    Leads clients through comprehensive restructuring and transformation programs, drawing on substantial expertise in oil and gas, metals and mining, and operationsmore

  • alisdair johnston

    Alasdair Johnston


    Leads McKinsey Implementation in Australia and has deep expertise in rapid performance transformation and capability building.more

  • Simon Kennedy

    Simon Kennedy


    Leader in Australia’s Public Sector Practice, bringing global expertise on infrastructure, economic development, and transportationmore

  • Katia Khvatova

    Katia Khvatova


    Leads our Telecom and Marketing & Sales practices, with a focus on delivering impact through commercial transformationsmore

  • olivier legrand

    Olivier Legrand

    Senior Partner

    Helps lead the Operations and Infrastructure Practices in Asia. He has deep expertise in large scale operational transformations and capital productivity, across industries.more

  • Cameron Leitch

    Cameron Leitch


    Cofounder of the Recovery & Transformation Services practice in Australia; passionate about driving large-scale transformation across a range of industries and geographiesmore

  • Olivia Loadwick

    Associate Partner

    Advises senior stakeholders in the financial-services sector on significant transformational change, strategy, and corporate finance, including in relation to M&A and capital markets. Also serves public-sector clients.more

  • Emma Petherick

    Emma Petherick


    Works with clients to achieve performance transformations, with a focus on organisation and system design, culture, and performance managementmore

  • charlie taylor

    Charlie Taylor

    Senior Partner

    Focuses on the public sector in Australia and leads the Healthcare Practice in Australia.more

  • joseph tesvic

    Joseph Tesvic


    Helps lead McKinsey’s Asia-Pacific Operations Practice, working across industries and helping clients achieve results through operational, organisational, and strategic initiatives.more

  • wesley walden

    Wesley Walden

    Senior Partner

    Leads RTS in Asia and advises clients on radical performance transformation, distressed turnaround and corporate restructuring across a range of industry sectors, including industrial, resources, and consumermore

Careers in Australia

We hire exceptional people who excel at problem solving, show great potential for leadership and have a record of achievement at university, at work and in their personal lives. Currently in the Australia office, we have lawyers, engineers, biologists, psychologists, language majors, and more.more

Latest thinking

The role of natural gas in Australia’s future energy mix

The role of natural gas in Australia’s future energy mix

June 2016—Natural gas can play a key role in Australia's energy system in 2030, as energy consumption increases off the back of both GDP and population growth. In particular, opportunities are available for gas in the transport and power sectors with the potential to help meet demand at a lower cost, and with a reduced environmental footprint.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption

May 2016—Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time.more

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Sustaining impact from Australian LNG operations

Sustaining impact from Australian LNG operations

April 2016—Australia’s LNG industry is shifting its focus to operations, following a A$200 billion investment into the sector that is set to make Australia the biggest exporter of LNG globally. There is a key role for a strong and innovative local service sector in supporting this new phase, but timing is of the essence.more

Companions abroad: Australia and New Zealand's participation in global flows

Companions Abroad: Australia and New Zealand’s participation in global flows

February 2015—Australia & New Zealand have opportunities to exploit their relationship, proximity to Asia, and digitization to improve their global connectedness—but businesses must lead.

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Championing gender equality in Australia

February 2015—A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations.more

Compete to prosper

Compete to prosper: Improving Australia’s global competitiveness

July 2014—This paper illuminates the vital role that improving Australia’s international competitiveness plays in transitioning to a prosperous future. Australia can take a purposeful path: to benefit from trade by focusing on its strengths and creating high-productivity jobs. more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Mastering the building blocks of strategy

October 2013—Increase your likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, and comfortable with debate and ambiguity.more

extending the lng book

Extending the LNG boom: Improving Australian LNG productivity and competitiveness

May 2013—Australia has been very successful in attracting investments into its resources sector, which has spread wealth throughout the country. Within this sector, the liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) group has seen the largest absolute growth, attracting investment of over AU $200 billion in the last decade. The “mining boom” has in fact been an “LNG and mining boom.” more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

Beyond the boom: Australia's productivity imperative

August 2012—An outsized boom in the natural-resources sector has produced strong income growth for Australia, but its fundamentals have been weakening. Building a more balanced and resilient economy that can withstand a potential slowdown depends on getting back to the basics of productivity growth.more

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