Managing Partner, UK and Ireland, McKinsey & Company
Virginia is the managing partner for McKinsey's UK and Ireland offices and is a senior partner of the firm.
Virginia previously led their offices in the Midwest United States, which include the Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh locations. Originally from Manchester, she joined the London office in 1997, before moving to Chicago in 2005.
She returned to London in 2020, bringing nearly 20 years’ experience serving a broad variety of clients on topics ranging from strategy and corporate finance to marketing and sales. Her particular focus today is on helping retailers and financial services companies drive growth and transform operations.
Examples of Virginia's client work include supporting a major retailer through a multiyear transformation program to turn around its performance. This included a complete overhaul of the company's strategy, pricing, and merchandising as well as harnessing new technology to modernize operations.
She has also helped several clients rethink their business models and reconfigure their organizations in response to technology-driven shifts in the retail landscape.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Virginia worked with PepsiCo as a brand manager and Shell International Petroleum Company in Canada and the United Kingdom as a marketing and retail operations manager.