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Jonathan Dimson

Senior Partner, London
Leads McKinsey's Public Sector Practice in the United Kingdom and works with public organizations to restructure, improve performance, and deploy digital and analytics capabilities

About Jonathan

Jonathan is the leader of our Public Sector Practice and leads teams in Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom to address strategic, operational, organizational, and financial challenges. Increasingly, this involves building functional expertise in finance, procurement, digital, and analytics.

Jonathan 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 insight from the McKinsey Center for Government and from the firm’s private-sector work.

Outside his client work, Jonathan publishes research on economic growth, industrial clusters, and city development, in collaboration with the McKinsey Global Institute and leading academics. In a voluntary capacity, he set up Clinic Africa, which runs primary-care centers in Uganda, and supports London’s Air Ambulance and World Jewish Relief.

Jonathan has helped launch multiple healthcare analytics services, including Dr Foster health research, McKinsey Hospital Institute, and McKinsey’s Leading Systems Network, and is working with the UK and Australian governments to scale up their use of analytics to drive change at scale in multiple departments.

Published work

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