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Dr. Tim Fountaine

Senior Partner, Sydney
Leads McKinsey Analytics in Australia and New Zealand and advises healthcare leaders on a range of policy and operational issues

About Tim

Tim leads McKinsey Analytics in Australia and New Zealand and the Australasian office of QuantumBlack, an analytics consulting firm McKinsey acquired in 2015. In this capacity, he works with a range of public and private organizations on issues related to advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

In addition, Tim has a passion for healthcare. He collaborates with senior health-organization executives to transform systems, improve quality and financial performance, manage cost-focused initiatives, and reconfigure services.

The scope of Tim’s work often spans states and regions across the world, giving him a truly global perspective and a wealth of insights on the latest, most important issues his clients face.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Tim worked as a physician. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Published work

Four steps in unlocking the value of data in Australian industrial organisations,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Reimagining your business for AI,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Getting to scale with artificial intelligence,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Building the AI-powered organization,” Harvard Business Review, July/August 2019

What it really takes to scale artificial intelligence,” McKinsey & Company, June 2019

Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Tackling Indonesia’s diabetes challenge: Eight approaches from around the world,” McKinsey & Company, May 2016

The evidence for integrated care,” McKinsey & Company, March 2015

How to improve clinical behavior in primary care,” Health International by McKinsey & Company, January 2012


Queen's College, University of Oxford
PhD, neuroscience (Commonwealth Scholar)

University of Auckland
BS, human biology