Back to

Robin Nuttall

Partner, London
Leads our work in Regulatory and Government Affairs, serving both regulators and regulated clients on strategy and organizational issues across industries

About Robin

Based in our London office, Robin Nuttall leads our work in Regulatory and Government Affairs, and has served both regulators and corporates on strategy and organization across a range of sectors and geographies including utilities (rail, post, airports, telecoms), consumer goods (food and beverage; grocery retailing), healthcare, travel (airlines, agency), and banking.

Robin is the co-author with Lord Browne (former BP CEO) and Tommy Stadlen of “Connect: How companies succeed by engaging radically with society.” This book sets out a new basis for competitive advantage, underpinned by fundamental change to the way companies interact with external stakeholders (government, regulators, NGOs, consumer groups, etc.). The book articulates four tenets of ‘connected leadership,’ illustrated through case studies drawing upon interviews with over 70 global leaders, including Tony Blair, Lloyd Blankfein, Jack Ma, Narayana Murthy, Sheryl Sandberg, and Eric Schmidt.

Before joining McKinsey, Robin was a research officer at the Institute of Economics & Statistics, Oxford, where he published on antitrust policy for regulated industries and co-authored the first book covering the EU Merger Control—“Merger in Daylight.” Robin holds an economics doctorate from Oxford, was a Henry Fellow at Harvard, and has masters and undergraduate degrees in economics from Cambridge.

Published work

From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Charting a path from the shuchu kiyaku to ESG for Japanese companies,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

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

Can telcos create more value by breaking up?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Five ways that ESG creates value,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2019

Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement,” McKinsey & Company, March 2013


Oxford University
PhD, economics

Harvard University
Henry Fellow

Cambridge University
BS/MS, economics