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Elizabeth Foote / McKinsey

Elizabeth serves companies, government, and social-sector organizations on a range of strategy and organizational topics, with a particular focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG), future of work, and organizational design.

In the private sector, her work has included the following:

  • supporting an energy company as it developed a new talent strategy and skills agenda
  • helping a water company design a new organizational blueprint and people strategy
  • guiding various mining companies on ESG strategy

In the public and social sector, her work has included the following:

  • supporting a major strategic workforce-planning review of a central government department
  • aiding in the operating model redesign for a regulator
  • assisting the strategic refresh for a charitable foundation


The key role of dynamic talent allocation in shaping the future of work,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

The economic case for reskilling in the UK: How employers can thrive by boosting workers’ skills,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

When governments go remote,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The future of work: Rethinking skills to tackle the UK’s looming talent shortage,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

How to create win-win public outsourcing contracts,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018


PhD, economics

Harvard University
Non-degree program, economics and Mandarin

Corpus Christi College Oxford
MS, economics

Jesus College, Cambridge
BA, social and political sciences