John's Story

  • MA – University of Cambridge, MBBS University College, London
  • Strategy Generalist.



Q: When you joined PwC's Strategy&?

A: 2007

Q: Why Strategy&?

A: When deciding to leave medicine, I was looking for a company with inspiring, driven people who do interesting, complex and intellectually challenging strategy consulting projects. Right from my first interview I felt this would be the best place for me to learn, develop my skills and advance my (second) career.

In particular, the strength of the healthcare practice across all areas of advisory work really appealed. I’ve had the chance to work with:

  • High-profile healthcare mergers and acquisitions on behalf of some of the largest investors in the world
  • Public sector bodies involved in the delivery of healthcare in the UK.
  • International healthcare assignments in places as diverse as Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Qatar and Hong Kong.

In addition, there is a great focus on development and performance and a willingness to support people in their career progression and goals. This was particularly important to me as an experienced graduate.

Q: What's been your most rewarding project to date?

A: I spend most of my time in M&A on commercial due diligence where I love the fast paced, analytical nature of the work. My most rewarding project was probably a due diligence assignment with a large provider of elderly care homes in the UK. We had done work with the management team on a yearly basis for several years prior to the transaction, helping them and their lenders to refinance the business during the recession. It was great therefore to be able to continue our relationship with the client and put our extensive knowledge of the business to use with our market knowledge to produce a well-received due diligence report which was integral to the eventual sale of the business.