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Dr. Tim Fountaine

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

About Tim

Tim leads the Australasian office of QuantumBlack, McKinsey’s AI and analytics consulting group. 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