David Birch

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company


David Birch is a Director (Senior Partner) in McKinsey’s London office. David’s principal focus is the design and implementation of large scale front-line change programmes.  David has over 20 years’ consulting experience working across all sectors helping clients to deliver step-change performance improvements in productivity and quality, with a focus on sustainability and client capability building.  Internally, David co-leads McKinsey’s Operations Practice globally.

Prior to joining McKinsey, David worked for 7 years at Mars Inc. in a range of production management and technical services roles.  He holds M.A. (1st class, Gibb’s Prize) and D.Phil degrees in Chemistry from Oxford University, where he was North Senior Scholar at St John’s College.  David is married to Louise; they have three grown-up children, and live in Cheshire.