About David

A co-leader of our global Operations Practice, David works with clients in many industry sectors, including packaged goods, financial services, aerospace, travel and logistics, and health care. He is based in London.

Since joining McKinsey in 1994, David has led numerous operations projects that have yielded long-term impact. For instance, he helped one of the world’s largest banks design and implement a multiyear lean transformation program that delivered a 20 percent productivity improvement across business units. As part of this effort, David worked with the bank to launch a capability building program that helped ensure sustainable impact and embed a culture of continuous improvement. David has also supported lean-based change programs in a number of packaged goods companies, typically delivering more than 15 percent improvement in employee and capital productivity.

In addition to advising companies, David has counseled public-sector organizations on performance and productivity initiatives. Among other achievements, he helped develop a series of training modules for health care providers engaged in operational improvements. The modules have helped hospitals reduce costs and achieve lasting improvements in patient care

Prior to joining McKinsey, David held several production-management and technical-service roles at food manufacturer Mars, Inc. He graduated from Oxford University, winning the Gibbs Prize for the top first-class degree in chemistry. He went on to complete a doctorate in chemistry from Oxford, where he was a North Senior Scholar at St John’s College.

Past experience

Mars Inc.
Production management and technical service


Oxford University
DPhil in chemistry, North Senior Scholar

Oxford University
BS in chemistry, first class