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Andrew Grant

Senior PartnerAuckland

Advises government entities on strategy, with a focus on economic development, civil-service reform, health care, and infrastructure

Andrew leads our Public Sector Practice globally and helps lead our Sustainability, Social Sector, and Consumer Packaged Goods Practices in Asia. He brings broad regional expertise from stints in Australia, Singapore, and Tokyo and was formerly the leader of McKinsey’s Greater China region. Andrew joined McKinsey’s Auckland office in 2017.

Since joining McKinsey in 1992, Andrew has served many leading corporations in a broad range of industries. His current focus is on helping public-sector clients solve their most pressing strategic challenges, especially those related to economic development, health care, and infrastructure. In one recent project, Andrew helped establish a public-private partnership that stimulated a country’s economic development; as part of this effort, he worked with the client to initiate a series of pilots and to design approaches for launching and monitoring activities. Similarly, Andrew supported a Southeast Asian country in the creation of a new economic model—identifying priority growth sectors, developing initiatives to drive economic reform, and crafting an implementation approach.

Andrew won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he received a first class honors master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auckland University in New Zealand. He is a board member of the New Zealand Institute, the Springboard Trust, and Onehunga Business High School.

Published work

Can your company remain global and if so, how?,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2024

Geopolitical risk: Navigating a world in flux,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Black swans, gray rhinos, and silver linings: Anticipating geopolitical risks (and openings),” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

How to build geopolitical resilience amid a fragmenting global order,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

How global companies can manage geopolitical risk,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Making government for the people,” McKinsey & Company, June 2016

Unleashing youth in Asia: Solving for the 'Triple-E' challenge of youth: Education, Employment and Engagement,” (PDF-323 KB), McKinsey & Company, October 2014

The $250 billion question: Can China close the skills gap?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2013

Leading in the 21st century,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2012

Unleashing the Chinese consumer,” McKinsey on Finance, October 2009


Oxford University
MA, politics, philosophy, and economics

Auckland University
BS, civil engineering