David Chinn

David Chinn is a Director (Senior Partner) in McKinsey’s London Office.

David leads McKinsey’s service to Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces globally and McKinsey’s work in Aerospace and Defence in the U.K.

For the last ten years his area of professional focus has been on the transformation of defence forces and their relationships with their industrial supply base.

He has worked extensively with the Ministries of Defence of in Europe, Asia and South America. He also works with aerospace and defence manufacturers, primarily on operations improvement programmes.

Other experience and education

  • Following the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, David led McKinsey’s pro bono effort to support the disaster recovery and reconstruction, working with President Clinton and the Prime Minister of Haiti as well as leading NGOs and representatives of the international community.
  • Prior to first joining McKinsey, David was a cognitive psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and the Israeli National Institute for Testing and Selection.
  • David served in the Israel Defense Forces as a military psychologist.
  • David has a BA from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences, an MSc from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA in Cognitive Psychology and an MBA from INSEAD in France.