About Christopher

Christopher leads McKinsey's work on organisation in oil and gas across the globe. He has a broad perspective on organizational challenges in the industry, having helped more than 15 oil companies including super-majors, independents and NOCs.

The current focus of Christopher's research is how oil and gas companies can organize for value: reducing complexity in their organizational structures; redesigning standards and processes so that they are efficient and 'fit for purpose'; and assuring that their people have the capabilities and mindsets to drive performance. Based on this, Christopher advises clients on operating model design, process simplification and successful implementation of programs to improve performance and 'health'.

Christopher's recent work includes:

  • Supporting a national oil company in transforming its organization to enable international growth
  • Leading a team to design a new operating model for a large independent oil company
  • Helping an international oil company model labour supply and demand dynamics in a core basin and developing a tailored employee value proposition

Christopher joined McKinsey in 2008 having completed a masters and doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge. He has also worked in our Houston office.

Published work

"The oil and gas organization of the future," McKinsey & Company, September 2016

"Capturing value from M&A in upstream oil & gas," McKinsey & Company, July 2016

"Unlocking the benefits of a tailored upstream operating model," McKinsey & Company, October 2015

"Adopting a through-cycle approach to talent management," McKinsey & Company, July 2015

"Organizing to enable the shift from volume to value," McKinsey & Company, October 2013


University of Cambridge, King's College
PhD, chemical engineering

University of Cambridge, King's College
MEng, chemical engineering

University of Cambridge, King's College
BA, chemical engineering