About Nick

Nick is a partner in the Financial Services Practice and coleads McKinsey’s insurance and asset-management work in the United Kingdom. He also leads the firm’s P&C commercial-lines work in Europe.

His extensive client service includes hosting client forums in the United Kingdom on analytics and commercial lines and publishing work on long-term savings and investment management and commercial-lines competitiveness.

Nick’s recent work includes the following:

  • defining a growth strategy for a global composite insurer looking to reallocate capital and build new capabilities in developed and emerging markets
  • supporting a multinational insurer and asset manager on global portfolio strategy, leading to a major reshaping of the group’s businesses and the role of the corporate centre
  • defining a turnaround strategy for a significant UK P&C company, including initiatives that improved returns on equity by over 5 percent
  • leading the application of analytics at an asset manager to determine how fund managers can identify and counter bias in their investment decisions
  • supporting the global and country leaders of a leading global provider to P&C carriers to crystallise the company’s value proposition, define and prioritise service extensions, and determine strategies to enter emerging markets
  • creating an analytics strategy for a leading composite insurer to determine priority areas, launch use cases, and create a centre of competence that would build capabilities over time

After joining McKinsey in 1994, Nick took a career break from the firm in 1996 and worked as special assistant to the director of the Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He rejoined McKinsey in 2001.

Outside McKinsey, he is a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Gilbert Collection, in London. He was previously chairman of the trustees of the Gilbert.

Past experience

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Special assistant to the director

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA

Harvard College
BA