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Dr. Angela Spatharou

Partner, London
Leads some of the largest healthcare-transformation programmes in the United Kingdom and Spain, focusing on digital innovation, productivity, service redesign, integrated care, and advanced analytics

About Angela

Angela works across the United Kingdom, where she supports National Health System (NHS) payers and providers on integrated care, service redesign, quality, and productivity. She also leads the McKinsey Healthcare Systems & Services Practice in Spain.

Since joining McKinsey, Angela has served NHS clients on integrated-care and complex-reconfiguration programmes. She has extensive experience in integrated health management and long-term conditions, especially focusing on prevention in the areas of diabetes, obesity, and mental health. Angela is a frequent speaker and author on these topics. In her work in Spain, she supported the end-to-end digital transformation of leading hospitals, working with public and private institutions on service redesign, advanced analytics, and e-Health.

Angela also spent four years in North America, leading McKinsey’s special-needs populations (SNP) work—addressing the needs of patients with mental health or long-term care needs—as well as the SNP advanced-analytics team. During her time in North America, Angela served leading Medicaid, state, and private healthcare insurers on scaling up innovative payment models; setting up accountable-care-organisation programmes; and improving payment integrity, care management, and population-health management. She has also helped address cost-efficiency challenges through overhead-value analysis, healthcare-value optimisation, automation, and digitisation. Angela also served leading health systems in Latin America, where she led the McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice, helping to institutionalise programmes to reduce maternal mortality, provide integrated care to complex diabetic patients, and improve hospital performance for leading national-health systems.

Angela currently serves as a governor of the London School of Economics (LSE) and as a member of the LSE Audit and Risk committee, as well as a board member of Action on Addiction, UK. She also serves on the external advisory board of the US National Cancer Institute-sponsored Centre for Research Excellence in Mesoamerica for Cancer and Diabetes in Mexico City. She earlier acted as chair of the board of Kids’ City, a charity providing educational services to children in South London, and has a strong commitment to volunteer work, specifically related to education, public health, and women in STEM.

Published work

Transforming healthcare with AI: The impact on the workforce and organizations,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Si no introducimos la tecnología, el sistema sanitario será cada vez menos sostenible,” Planta Doce, July 2018

Cuánto cuesta la paridad de género en México?,” (The cost of gender parity in Mexico), Forbes, March 2017

How the world could better fight obesity,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2014

Past Experience

Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Managing editor and publisher


University of Cambridge
PhD, politics
MPhil, international relations

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
BA, law