About Andrew

Andrew leads our Public Sector Practice globally and helps lead our Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Social Sector, and Consumer Packaged Goods Practices in Asia. Based in Singapore, he has lived in several Asian countries, including China and Japan. He is a former leader of McKinsey’s Greater China region and has published widely on China’s rise to economic prominence.

Since joining McKinsey in 1992, Andrew has served many leading corporations in a broad range of industries. His current focus is on helping public-sector clients solve their most pressing strategic challenges, especially those related to economic development, health care, and infrastructure. In one recent project, Andrew helped establish a public-private partnership that stimulated a country’s economic development; as part of this effort, he worked with the client to initiate a series of pilots and to design approaches for launching and monitoring activities. Similarly, Andrew supported a Southeast Asian country in the creation of a new economic model—identifying priority growth sectors, developing initiatives to drive economic reform, and crafting an implementation approach.

Andrew won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he received a first class honors master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auckland University in New Zealand. He is a board member of the New Zealand Institute, the Springboard Trust, and Onehunga Business High School.

Published work

"Making government for the people," McKinsey & Company, June 2016

"Unleashing youth in Asia: Solving for the 'Triple-E' challenge of youth: Education, Employment and Engagement," (PDF-323 KB), McKinsey & Company, October 2014

"The $250 billion question: Can China close the skills gap?," McKinsey & Company, June 2013

"Leading in the 21st century," McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012

"Unleashing the Chinese consumer," McKinsey on Finance, October 2009

Education

Oxford University
MA, politics, philosophy, and economics

Auckland University
BS, civil engineering