About Ian

Ian is a coleader of McKinsey’s Organization Practice within healthcare. He serves healthcare clients across the value chain (commercial payors, hospital systems, medical-device companies, government agencies) and has significant experience helping complex organizations undergo postmerger integrations, culture-change programs, and large-scale transformational change.

Ian serves as lead faculty for McKinsey’s Change Leaders Forum, which brings together executives to build the skills required to lead successful change programs, and he developed the curriculum for the firm’s newest executive training offering—the Integration Leadership Forum.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Ian was a strategist in the White House and Department of Defense. He was part of the team that developed and implemented the president’s proposal for the new Department of Homeland Security. He has lived and worked in Australia, Belgium, and Russia and is now based in Washington, DC.

Published work

Equipping leaders for merger integration success,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Past experience

Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
Foreign affairs specialist

Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
Presidential management fellow (PMF)


Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
MPP, international security

Emory University
BA, political science and Russian language