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. Beyond energy, Christopher also leads our work on enterprise-wide agile transformations across industries.
The current focus of Christopher's work is how energy companies can design and implement more agile organisations: reduce complexity in their 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 transform performance and health.
Christopher's recent work includes the following:
- advising an unconventional player how to transform ways of working across their organisation to fully implement an agile operating model
- supporting a national oil company in transforming its organisation 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.