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Angela Spatharou


Dr. Angela Spatharou is a Partner based in McKinsey’s London office. She works across the UK, where she supports NHS payors and providers on service redesign, quality, care integration and productivity, and Spain, where she is the leader of the McKinsey Healthcare Practice.

Since joining McKinsey, Angela has served NHS clients on complex reconfiguration programs for a number of years. She has also spent four years in North America, during which she stepped in to lead the McKinsey Special Needs Populations (SNP) service line, addressing the needs of patients with behavioral health and/or long-term care needs, and the SNP Advanced Analytics team. She recently led the McKinsey thinking on addressing the opioids epidemic in the US.

During her time in North America, Angela served leading Medicaid and private healthcare insurers on scaling up innovative payment models, setting up ACO programs, improving payment integrity, care management and population health management, and addressing cost efficiency challenges. She also served leading health systems in Latin America, where she led the LATAM Healthcare Practice, helping institutionalize programs to reduce maternal mortality, provide integrated care to complex diabetic patients and improve hospital performance for leading national health systems.

Angela has extensive experience in integrated health management and long-term conditions, especially focusing on prevention in the areas of Diabetes, Obesity and Mental Health. She is a frequent speaker and author on these topics.

She recently co-authored the 2014 McKinsey Global Institute, “Overcoming Obesity: An Initial Economic Analysis” report and has been a frequent speaker and author on health system issues. Other articles of Angela’s include “How the world could better fight obesity” (McKinsey Global Institute, November 2014) and “Changing patient behavior: The next frontier in healthcare value” (Health International, 2012).

Angela obtained a Doctorate and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge (distinction), where she was an Alexander Onassis Scholar. She is a Governor of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a member of the LSE Audit Committee. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute/NCI-supported new Centre for Research Excellence in Cancer and Diabetes in Mesoamerica, working with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP). She formerly acted as Chair of the Board of Kids’ City, a charity focusing on early education and out-of-school activities for children in South London.

Earlier in her career, she worked as general counsel for an international medical education program, liaising with the World Health Organization, USAID, and African hospitals and governments.