Penny Dash is a Senior Partner with Mckinsey and Co. She leads McKinsey’s healthcare work across Europe and co-leads our work on international development with a focus on health.
Penny is a medical doctor by background and has substantial expertise in redesigning healthcare services in order to improve life expectancy, ensure high-quality services, and control cost.
Penny has worked on many aspects of health system and payor strategy, such as initiatives to redesign care across care pathways, restructuring or reconfiguring providers to drive improvements in quality and cost, ensuring a well-trained and efficient workforce, and using competition and information to drive improvements in care. She serves hospitals to develop strategies for growth, improved quality of care, and enhanced operational and financial performance, increasingly considering the role digital technologies and advanced analytics can play in capturing value for patients.
Penny has worked with clients from across the public and private sector, including governments, local health systems, hospitals, private equity groups, start-up companies, and think tanks—predominantly in the United Kingdom, across mainland Europe, in Australia and Africa.
She was previously the Director of Strategy for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, where she developed the NHS Plan, which is still used today as a guide for policy direction. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and was the Vice Chairman of The King’s Fund from 2006 to 2015 and a co-founder and co-director of the Cambridge Health Network. From 2004 to 2006, she served as a Non-Executive Director of Monitor, the independent regulator of hospitals in the United Kingdom.
Penny trained in Cambridge and London and has a MSc in Public Health Medicine from the University of London as well as a MBA from Stanford University in the US.