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Elizabeth Foote


Advises industrial companies across energy, resources, and infrastructure on transformation with a particular focus on the energy transition

Elizabeth serves industrial companies across water, energy, materials, chemicals, and wider infrastructure on a range of strategy, operational, organizational, and transformation topics, with a particular focus on sustainability and the energy transition.

Examples of her recent work include:

  • supporting water companies in operational transformation
  • helping develop a go-to-market strategy for an energy infrastructure start-up
  • supporting an engineering services company in accelerating a large infrastructure project
  • advising materials companies on Scope 3 decarbonization and broader sustainability transformation
  • serving a private equity company on decarbonization across portfolio companies


The Scope 3 challenge: Solutions across the materials value chain,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

The key role of dynamic talent allocation in shaping the future of work,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

The economic case for reskilling in the UK: How employers can thrive by boosting workers’ skills,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

When governments go remote,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The future of work: Rethinking skills to tackle the UK’s looming talent shortage,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

How to create win-win public outsourcing contracts,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018


London School of Economics
PhD, economics

Harvard University
Non-degree, economics and Mandarin, Kennedy Scholar

Oxford University, Corpus Christi College
MA, economics

Cambridge University, Jesus College
BA, social and political sciences