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Tim Ward

Senior Partner

Tim Ward is a Senior Partner of McKinsey’s Southern California office and is based in Los Angeles. He has more than 18 years of consulting experience, and since joining McKinsey in 2004, his work has spanned a wide range of healthcare topics for health plans, state healthcare agencies, providers and health services companies.

Tim is the Managing Partner of our Southern California office and leads McKinsey’s work in Medicaid and state healthcare. Some examples of his recent work includes serving commercial payors and State Medicaid programs on major healthcare value efforts, the scale-up of innovative contracting efforts, and exchange and consumer insights; designing and implementing outcomes-based payment reform programs to support transitions to improved care delivery models; and leading major payor transformation programs, on topics including operational performance improvement, capital planning, enterprise risk management, corporate and segment strategy, marketing and pricing.

From 2008–2012, he was the editor of McKinsey’s Health International journal. Tim serves on the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and the Southern California Leadership Council.

Tim has lived in the USA, the UK, and Sweden. He holds an MA 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.

Recent articles of Tim’s include “Improving care delivery to individuals with special or supportive care needs” (McKinsey & Company, July 2016) and “Risk adjustment for retrospective episode-based payment: Guiding principles and proposed methodology” (McKinsey & Company, 2014).