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Julian Gething

Partner, London
Helps organizations facing significant financial and operational crisis to stabilize operations and then restructure, ensuring a sustainable recovery and long-term value creation

About Julian

Julian is a partner in McKinsey’s London office and a leader in the corporate restructuring group of McKinsey’s Transformation Practice.

Julian brings more than 30 years of experience in complex debtor-side restructuring and corporate finance advisory services. He has held several chief restructuring officer positions across Europe, helping distressed companies create a blueprint for successful long-term recovery of the business. Julian has served organizations across a range of industries, including industrials, technology, chemicals, communications, retail products, healthcare services, and real estate.

Examples of Julian's restructuring experience prior to joining McKinsey include the following:

  • serving as restructuring officer for a global business that designs, manufactures, installs and services a range of high-tech survival and safety products for the marine, aerospace, and defence industries
  • serving as executive chairman and restructuring officer of an industrials group in Spain, appointed to oversee the financial restructuring, business transformation, break up and ultimate sale for the fund owners
  • serving as chief restructuring officer of a leading UK care home operator to lead the financial restructuring of its complex debt structure for commercial mortgage-backed securities

Previously, Julian served as a partner with Talbot Hughes McKillop and Arthur Anderson, latterly in Chicago. He is a qualified accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds a B.A. in Accounting and Financial Management from Newcastle University and a Masters in Management (Sloan programme) from the London Business School.

Published Work

“Road to recovery: The state of corporate restructuring in Europe,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

When do you need a chief restructuring officer?” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Past Experience

Survitec Group
Chief Restructuring Officer

Endeka Ceramics & Zircosil Holdings
CRO & Executive Chairman

Talbot Hughes McKillop
Partner

Arthur Andersen
Partner

Education

London Business School
Masters, Management

University of Newcastle
Undergraduate, Accounting & Finance