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David Entwisle

Partner, Johannesburg
Leads McKinsey Implementation in Africa with deep experience in transformation work related to financial services and IT

About David

David has more than 18 years of experience in delivering large-scale transformational change programs, leveraging his experience as the COO of a large insurance company, as well as a program director for a major bank.

Examples of his recent work include:

  • structuring and supporting a large-scale transformation program for the IT division of the largest bank in Africa to deliver 25% savings in operating costs
  • developing a business case for an insurance client for a new investment app
  • implementing improvements at a large rail company that helped deliver record export volumes in a year
  • helping a major utility company manage its large-scale countrywide maintenance projects (~80 per year) to improve on-time delivery by 20% and save $300M
  • setting up a project office to ensure oversight for key initiatives at Africa’s largest logistics business to ensure capital and EBITDA targets were met
  • reviewing and implementing a new project-management process for a construction mega-project to improve transparency and prevent further delay

Education

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Bachelor and master’s degree, English literature