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Partner

I joined the firm after studying Engineering, Economics and Management at Oxford University. Prior to OC&C, I initially explored a career in finance and completed internships in private equity and investment banking. The internships taught me that I enjoyed learning about how companies and industries worked, but that the long hours in investment banking were not for me. I decided to pursue a career strategy consulting as it seemed to be the ‘best of both worlds’ – and haven’t looked back.

Since joining OC&C in London 7 years ago, I have worked across the full range of industry sectors that OC&C offers – from retail and consumer goods to software and hosting – for clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. Along the way, I have also enjoyed many of the opportunities unique to OC&C such as secondments to clients and ambassadorships to international offices.

For my secondment, I worked for 5 months in the Transformation Office of Liberty Global, a leading European cable operator based in London and Amsterdam. I am currently on ambassadorship in the New York office after transferring from the London office last year.

The most interesting strategy consulting projects are typically completely unrelated to how glamorous the industry or client may appear on face value. The team often has the biggest influence on how fun a project will be. One of my favourite projects in the last few years was a strategy project for a UK estate agency chain, seeking to understand the how new online estate agent start-ups might impact their industry as a whole.

My only advice is to just go for it. There is a range of different backgrounds at OC&C and the interview process is designed to test how you think, not what you know – don’t be afraid to submit your application!

"Since joining OC&C in London 7 years ago, I have worked across the full range of industry sectors that OC&C offers – from retail and consumer goods to software and hosting – for clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US."