About Vivian

Vivian Hunt is the managing partner for McKinsey & Company’s UK and Ireland offices and is a senior partner at the firm.

Vivian previously led the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Products Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and she continues to advise leading companies on a broad range of strategy topics, with a particular focus on performance transformation and organisational development. She also provides strategic advice to leading British firms in the private, public, and third sectors. She serves on the firm’s global board of directors, its Values Committee, and on several personnel committees.

In addition to her client responsibilities, Vivian is a leader within the firm on leadership and diversity. She frequently speaks on McKinsey & Company’s flagship research and has co-authored publications such as Women Matter, Diversity Matters, The Power of Parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, and The Power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom. She was previously named “the most influential black woman in Britain” by the Powerlist Foundation. The Financial Times identified her as one of the “European Women to Watch” and most recently “as one of the top 30 most influential people in the City of London.”

Vivian is a trustee of the Henry Smith Charity and Action on Addiction. She is on the boards of several important business groups in the United Kingdom, including BritishAmerican Business, the CBI London Council, and the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. In addition, Vivian is the chair of HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community’s “Seeing is Believing” programme and a reader for the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Tate Modern, as well as Teach First’s Business Leaders Council.

Published work

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2016

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2016

Why diversity matters,” McKinsey & Company, January 2015

Winning launches: Using analytics and creativity to create superior share of insight” (PDF–909 KB), McKinsey & Company, June 2012

A wake-up call for Big Pharma,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2011

Past Experience

Healthcare project director

Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Research associate

US Peace Corps
Senegal regional supervisor


Harvard University, Graduate School of Business
MBA, Business administration

Harvard University
AB, Sociology