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David Meredith


Extensive experience in health-system development in emerging economies

David Meredith is a partner in McKinsey’s London office. David focuses on hospital and health system strategy with an emphasis on hospital mergers. He is the author of a number of articles on the subject of hospital M&A.

Prior to joining McKinsey, David worked as finance director of a 3,500-employee not for profit in the United States and before that spent 5 years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a manager in the audit practice. As well as qualifying as an accountant, David has obtained a masters in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Published work

Manufacturing Africa’s future: Jobs, growth, and sustainability,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

In the cold light of day: 10 demanding tests for hospital strategy,” McKinsey & Company, February 2015 

How to use war games as a strategic tool in health care,” Health International, McKinsey & Company, 2011, Issue 11 (PDF–645 KB)

When and how provider competition can improve health care delivery,” McKinsey & Company, November 2010 

Past experience

Grassroots Campaigns (United States)
Finance director

PricewaterhouseCoopers (United States)
Engagement manager


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

Oxford University, Lady Margaret Hall
BA, economics and politics