About Christopher

Christopher leads McKinsey's work on organisation in the energy sector across the globe. He has a broad perspective on organisational challenges in the industry, having helped more than 25 energy companies, including international and national oil companies, utilities, and service providers.

The current focus of Christopher's research is how oil and gas companies can organise for value: reduce complexity in their organizational organisational structures; redesign standards and processes so that they are efficient and fit for purpose; and ensure that their people have the capabilities and mind-sets to drive performance. Based on this, Christopher advises clients on operating model design, process simplification, and successful implementation of programmes to improve performance and health.

Christopher's recent work includes the following:

  • supporting a national oil company in transforming its organization to enable international growth
  • leading a team to design a new operating model for a large independent oil company
  • helping an international oil company model labour supply-and-demand dynamics in a core basin and developing a tailored employee-value proposition

Christopher joined McKinsey in 2008, having completed a masters and doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge. He has also worked in our Houston office.

Published work

What it takes to be successful: Three hallmarks of a healthy oil and gas organization,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

Rethinking the oil and gas organization,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2016

"The oil and gas organization of the future," McKinsey & Company, September 2016

"Capturing value from M&A in upstream oil & gas," McKinsey & Company, July 2016

"Unlocking the benefits of a tailored upstream operating model," McKinsey & Company, October 2015

"Adopting a through-cycle approach to talent management," McKinsey & Company, July 2015

"Organizing to enable the shift from volume to value," McKinsey & Company, October 2013

Education

University of Cambridge, King's College
PhD, chemical engineering

University of Cambridge, King's College
MEng, chemical engineering

University of Cambridge, King's College
BA, chemical engineering