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Fiona

Engagement Manager, Perth
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With a degree in medicine and law, Fiona spent her career committed to expanding rights in healthcare. As an engagement manager at McKinsey, she can have a direct and real-world impact on patient care and healthcare access.

Get To Know Fiona

I’m directly involved with operationalizing access to healthcare that I’d previously only written about in an abstract way as a human-rights lawyer.

My background is in global public health and law, and I am qualified as both a medical doctor and lawyer. I started my career working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to healthcare, and then went to work as a medical intern and a junior lawyer. After completing a master’s in public health at Harvard University as a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, I made the leap to consulting.

I now work in McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice as an engagement manager with a strong focus on Australian healthcare clients. I also do global health work, which has taken me all over the world.

I joined McKinsey because of the strength of its Australian and international healthcare practice. I knew it would be an incredible place to learn about different healthcare systems and understand how best to improve access and deliver value-based care efficiently.


Driving positive change in healthcare

I am extremely proud of the work we do here. I’m directly involved with operationalizing access to healthcare that I’d previously only written about in an abstract way as a human-rights lawyer.

I’ve worked on projects which have involved the manufacturing and delivery of lifesaving pharmaceutical products in Australia and Asia-Pacific, but my most memorable project was developing a new strategy for a hospital in an emerging market. It had a rich history dating back to the time of colonial occupation, but in recent years had experienced rising competition and financial pressures. We helped the hospital identify a new governing strategy to improve its operating and financial performance. It was fulfilling to diagnose challenges and prescribe a solution for growth and delivery of services at scale to patients.


Discovering what sets McKinsey apart

What’s so amazing—and most unexpected—about McKinsey is the strength of the relationships I’ve developed with sponsors, mentors, and colleagues. I work with people who teach me so much daily. I’ve developed relationships with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who inspire me with their passion for improving access to high-quality care.

There’s an incredible power to the collaborative problem-solving approach at McKinsey. When you have the right expertise around the table focusing on the key components of a properly structured problem, you can accomplish so much.


Fueling a passion for people and music

People should know McKinsey isn’t all work and no play. I’ve been one of the lead singers in the Australian McKinsey band for four years, and it’s so much fun. There’s nothing like playing a gig to 400 enthusiastic fans who aren’t too fussy about the amount of rehearsing we’ve done (or haven’t done)!

EDUCATION

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MS, public health

Monash University
BS, law, medicine, surgery

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