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About Angus

Based in our Sydney office, Angus leads our Strategy and Corporate Finance Practices across Asia, bringing extensive experience serving clients across corporate, business-unit and regulatory strategy as well as M&A and international growth. He focuses on consumer industries with deep experience in retail, consumer goods, telecom, media and financial services, but also has served industrial, energy and commodity clients. He previously led McKinsey’s research into the Granularity of Growth in Asia and most recently has led a global refresh of McKinsey’s approach to business strategy. Over the last few years, he has helped clients on strategy across Asia, the United States, Mexico and Australia.

Angus’s recent client experience includes helping a major Asian retailer over the last five years across the full range of corporate strategy, business strategy, M&A, organisation design and performance improvement. He has also worked with one of Asia’s major banks over the last ten years as it transformed from a lagging performer to one of the most profitable and valuable global banks. This included work across strategy, organisation, culture, technology, operations and distribution.

Angus supported an Asian telecom player over several years to develop breakthrough strategies across fixed and mobile, and across consumer, small business and enterprise segments, where his work included evaluating disruptive broadband technologies and adjacent portfolio moves.

Angus led our team supporting the Australian Government for two years on the National Broadband Network (NBN) Implementation Study, including detailed evaluation of the cost and performance tradeoffs of various fibre, wireless and satellite technologies; this included looking at end-user demand and developing the NBN business plan, designing the regulatory settings and assisting in negotiating with various industry players to transition to the new industry structure.

Published work

The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2013

Mastering the building blocks of strategy,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2013

The Granularity of Growth—Asia: How to Drive Growth in the World’s Most Dynamic Economies, Marshall Cavendish, November 2007

Education
  • Stanford University Masters in management, science, and engineering
  • University of Sydney LLB (with first class honors)
  • University of Sydney BA in economics

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