About Charlie

Charlie leads our work in public health with a focus on health-system reform, chronic-disease management, electronic health records and hospital quality, access to care, and financial performance improvement. He also serves private hospitals on governance and organisation, and he has been involved in the design of tele-health and tele-education pilots.

Prior to rejoining the Sydney office in 2004, Charlie worked for McKinsey in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, and South Africa. He spent 8 years leading offices in Jakarta and Singapore and our Travel, Transport, and Logistics and Infrastructure Practices in Asia.

In addition to his work in healthcare, he has experience on a broad range of strategy, organisation, and operational issues. Recent examples include:

  • assisting the Australian Department of Defence in designing a strategic reform program (SRP) following a budget audit
  • helping a leading mining company optimise its rail operations
  • serving a leading state rail provider on strategy, including freight, network, and passenger lines
  • helping an Indonesian mining company develop a greenfield rail network plan and source financing
  • aiding a leading global infrastructure player prepare for investor road shows on infrastructure in the US, including an assessment of key trends and opportunities and the effectiveness of its transportation sector

Prior to joining McKinsey, Charlie worked with Citibank in the treasury division of its Sydney office. He is a board member for the Committee of Sydney and is chair-elect of the Andrews College Council at the University of Sydney. He has also supported pro bono work for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Sydney Opera House.

Published work

Beyond the boom: Australia's productivity imperative,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2012


Cambridge University
MA, philosophy, economics (cum laude)

University of Sydney
BS, economics (first class honours), and law (honours)