Co-Chair of Australian Climate Leaders’ Coalition, Economic Commissioner of Greater Sydney Commission, Chair of Generation Australia, and an Industry Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney Business School
John Lydon is Co-Chair of Australian Climate Leaders’ Coalition, Economic Commissioner of Greater Sydney Commission, Chair of Generation Australia, and serves as an Industry Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney Business School. Previously he was the Managing Partner of McKinsey Australia & New Zealand and held several global roles in the Firm. John’s purpose is to help business create sustainable, inclusive value for all their stakeholders: shareholders, society and the environment. Building on 25 years of global experience at McKinsey, John supports, challenges and coaches leaders and their organisations. He works across business, public and social sectors to help build systemic solutions to complex challenges, in particular climate change. In 2020, he took a year's sabbatical from McKinsey to explore this area, including serving as an Industry professor, collaborating with and helping build a range of business and civil society organisations, and continuously learning. He most enjoys working closely with CEOs, Boards and leaders to help them develop and grow - realising their personal potential and that of the organisations they lead. As managing partner of McKinsey in Australia & NZ from 2013-2019, John also led the innovation and evolution of McKinsey’s consulting work beyond traditional strategy consulting to areas like digital and analytics, capability building, commercial transformation, implementation and restructuring. Through his term leading the practice, McKinsey more than tripled their scale and impact while becoming much more diverse, inclusive and externally engaged. John lives in the inner west of Sydney with his partner Carrie. Outside professional life, you might find him running the bay run, kayaking in Sydney harbour, or exploring independent music with his teenage sons.