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Gary Pinshaw

Senior PartnerSydney

Works with leading investors and corporations to identify and evaluate investment and growth opportunities; helps organizations and portfolios deliver full potential through value-creation programs and transformations

Gary leads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice across the Asia–Pacific region. He is also a leader in our Financial Services Practice and M&A work.

Gary serves leading investors on strategy, operations, analytics, and transformations across organizations and portfolios. He works closely with clients to drive impact across a range of industries, including private equity, venture capital, institutional investing, banking, insurance, and high tech. With work experience gained in more than 50 countries, his areas of expertise include helping new tech-based companies scale-up profitably, as well as supporting traditional companies to embed digital and analytics into everyday operations.

In addition to his client work, Gary leads diversity and inclusion initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. He also serves as a board member for several not-for-profit organizations for education and the wellness of children.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Gary worked for a leading investment bank and a financial-services advisory-and-assurance organization. An avid runner, he has competed across the globe and represented Australia.

Published work

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2023, McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Top trends in global private markets,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

McKinsey Global Private Markets Review: Private markets turn down the volume,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2022,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

McKinsey’s private markets annual review,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

A rolling disruption: COVID-19’s implications for private equity and portfolio companies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Asian private equity: Defying expectations,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018


Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management
MBA, finance, strategic management

University of the Witwatersrand
BA, business
BComm, business