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Brindan Suresh


Leads our Healthcare and Life Sciences Practices in Australia and New Zealand; the geographic leader for the McKinsey Health Institute, he also leads our public health group in Asia–Pacific

Brindan has spent his entire career in the healthcare and life-sciences sectors, working with leading private, public, and not-for-profit organizations across Asia–Pacific, Europe, and the United States while also spending over a decade in our London office.

He focuses on strategy and organizational issues across the healthcare and life-sciences value chains and frequently works at the intersection of the two, with a deep and abiding commitment to patient benefit and the provision of innovative and sustainable care.

While leading our healthcare and life sciences team in Australia and New Zealand, Brindan is also the local geographical leader for the McKinsey Health Institute.

Some examples of his recent work include the following:

  • working with healthcare providers on improving patient outcomes, quality, and experience, while ensuring improvements in operational performance
  • building digital and analytic capabilities in life-sciences organizations to ensure more effective R&D through to addressing unmet medical needs
  • supporting clients, including federal and state government agencies and departments in driving innovation in the life-sciences ecosystem
  • advising medical-research groups on long-term strategic focus and approach to ensuring sustainable impact
  • working with major global multilateral organizations around pandemic preparedness approaches

Brindan also worked as a physician in Sydney before joining McKinsey.

Published work

The COVID-19 vaccines are here: What comes next?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

A vision for medical affairs in 2025,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019 

Past Experience

Prince of Wales Hospital
Registrar, psychiatry

Royal North Shore Hospital
Senior resident medical officer

Bain & Company
Research assistant


University of Sydney
BA, government