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Olivia Loadwick


Advises senior stakeholders in the financial-services sector on strategy and corporate finance, capital, wealth and asset management, risk and significant transformational change

Olivia is a partner at McKinsey’s Sydney office. She is a leader in the firm’s Financial Services and Risk & Resilience Practices in Australia and New Zealand, and leads McKinsey’s Wealth & Asset Management Practice in Australia and New Zealand. She brings more than 15 years of experience serving financial-services companies, regulators, and other public institutions on strategy, M&A, risk, and transformation.

Olivia has a strong interest in social business. In 2015, she joined some of Australia’s most prominent business leaders to launch the country’s first “investment bank for purpose”—an organization that provided advice to major corporate and government clients. All profits from the client’s fees funded important health and education projects in developing countries.

Olivia is a passionate change agent for diversity and inclusion, and has won the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence Award for her work supporting women leaders in developed and developing countries.

Published work

Cracking the code on enhanced digital and cyber risk maturity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

Australian Banking Association’s CEO faces uncertainty head on,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Risk transformations: The heart, the art, and the science,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

More than a mission statement: How the 5Ps embed purpose to deliver value,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020


Korea University
MS, applied finance

Griffith University, Australia
BS, international business

Bond University, Australia, and Sorbonne, France
BA, international relations