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Jonathan Dimson

Senior PartnerLondon

Leads McKinsey's Public Sector Practice in Europe and works with public organizations to restructure, improve performance, and deploy digital and analytics capabilities

Jonathan is the leader of our European Public Sector Practice and leads teams to address strategic, operational, organizational, and financial challenges. Increasingly, this involves building client capabilities in digital delivery and analytics, and linking these to capturing benefits.

He works with a wide variety of government departments, agencies, and private-sector partners to improve the quality of services and deliver better value to the taxpayers, drawing on international experience and insights from the McKinsey Center for Government and from McKinsey’s private-sector work. 

Jonathan has a global leadership role in public finance, working with colleagues to bring McKinsey’s expertise to clients in finance, tax, customs, welfare, and public assets, and is heavily involved internally in a variety of talent development activities.

Outside his client work, Jonathan publishes research on economics topics, in collaboration with the McKinsey Global Institute and leading academics. In a voluntary capacity, he set up Clinic Africa, is a trustee of Foodbank Aid and the Ortho-Geriatrics Research fund, and supports Grief Encounter and World Jewish Relief.


Published work

Transforming government in a new era,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

UK small and medium-size enterprises: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

This is how COVID-19 is affecting Europe's SMEs,” World Economic Forum, November 2020

COVID-19 and European small and medium-size enterprises: How they are weathering the storm,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Adapting tax collection for uncertain times,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

When governments go remote,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

How smart choices on taxation can help close the growing fiscal gap,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

The future of work: Rethinking skills to tackle the UK’s looming talent shortage,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Building agility in the British Army’s headquarters,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Spending reviews: A more powerful approach to ensuring value in public finances,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2018

The opportunity in government productivity,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

London 2036: An Agenda for Jobs and Growth,” London First, London Enterprise Panel, January 2017

Productivity: The route to Brexit success,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Past experience

Dr Foster
Sales director

Quadriga Worldwide
Retail director

Head of strategy and new business

Smallbone of Devizes
Commercial director


London Business School
MBA, finance

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
MSc, economics

University of Cambridge, Trinity College
MA, economics