Tim Ward

Senior Partner; McKinsey & Company

Tim Ward is a Senior Partner in the Southern California office of McKinsey& Company and lives in Los Angeles. Tim has more than 20 years of consulting experience. Since joining McKinsey in 2004, his work has spanned a wide range of topics for state governments, health plans and healthcare providers, and higher education institutions.

Tim leads our work with state and local governments in the United States. From 2015-2020 he served as the Managing Partner of our Southern California location. His recent experiences include the following:

* State governments– Supporting state governments on multiple aspects of the response to COVID-19 including scaling up testing and vaccination, planning safe re-opening, and addressing fraudulent unemployment claims while getting support to families in need– Identifying and delivering efficiency and effectiveness opportunities across state governments– Designing and implementing outcomes-based payment reform programs to support transitions to improved care delivery models.

* Health plans– Leading major healthcare value efforts, including the scale-up of innovative contracting efforts and the implementation of advanced analytics approaches– Driving transformation programs, on topics including operational performance improvement, capital planning, enterprise risk management, corporate and segment strategy, marketing and pricing

* Healthcare providers – Leading and delivering corporate strategy and segment strategy efforts– Identifying and scaling up new ventures in population health and integrated care

* Higher education institutions– Designing and delivering transformative change programs. Tim serves as a Trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, is a Board member of the Southern California Leadership Council, and is on the Executive Committee of the CEO Leadership Alliance – Orange County. Tim was previously based in McKinsey’s London office where he helped lead our support to European health regions, payors and providers during an intensive phase of the region’s healthcare reforms. Tim has lived in the USA, the UK and Sweden.

He holds an M.A. with first-class honors in philosophy, politics and economics from University College, Oxford, where he was awarded the university’s Hicks & Webb-Medley Prize in Economics.

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