About Jonathan

Jonathan Dimson is a partner in our London office. He is the leader of our Public Sector Practice and leads teams in the UK, Europe and Australia to address strategic, operational, organizational, and financial challenges. Increasingly, this involves building functional expertise in finance, procurement, digital and analytics.

Jonathan works with a wide variety of government departments, agencies and private sector partners to improve the quality of services and deliver better value to the taxpayers, drawing on international experience and insight from the McKinsey Centre for Government and from our private-sector work.

Examples of his recent projects include:

  • Delivering ~$1bn in procurement savings across government through innovative deployment of digital tools, category management, rapid diagnostics, and delivery teams
  • Capturing $500m of tax losses from company insolvencies through the use of predictive analytics modelling, analytics enabled change, and operational scale up to improve performance
  • Reducing hospital operating losses through restructuring clinical, operational and financial performance—achieving in year savings of $30-50m and run rate savings of up to 8% of total operating costs
  • Redesigning complex social care, disability and housing systems to reflect aging populations, rising dependence, and the need to create low cost digital operating platforms for payments and provision
  • Supporting government launches for digital and analytics transformations including proof of concept, business case development, and launch of accelerator efforts

Outside his client work, Jonathan publishes research in economic growth, industrial clusters, and city development, in collaboration with the McKinsey Global Institute and leading academics. In a voluntary capacity, he set up Clinic Africa, which runs primary-care centres in Uganda, and supports London’s Air Ambulance and World Jewish Relief.

Published work

London Jobs and Growth Agenda,” 2017

Productivity: The route to Brexit success,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Jobs for the Future, New South Wales,” 2016

Govern Up World Class Government,” 2015

London 2036: An agenda for jobs and growth,” London First, London Enterprise Panel, January 2015

Greater Manchester Growth and Reform Plan,” 2014

Industrial revolutions: Capturing the growth potential” (PDF–11.1 MB), McKinsey & Company, July 2014

From austerity to prosperity: Seven priorities for the long term in the United Kingdom,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2010

Supply and demand strategies for lowering spending on hospitals” (PDF–872 KB), Health International, 2010, Number 10

Past experience

Dr Foster
Sales director

Quadriga Worldwide
Retail director

Head of strategy and new business

Smallbone of Devizes
Commercial director


London Business School
MBA, finance

London School of Economics
MSc, economics

Trinity College, University of Cambridge
MA, economics