Dickon is a Partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office where he leads McKinsey’s Global Cleantech Practice. Dickon’s work in cleantech – or more broadly in resource productivity – stems from the thesis that many of the world’s largest industries (energy, transportation, food, land, water, and basic materials) will experience severe constraints at various points over the next decade, and that in this environment winning investors will create new capital market structures and investment vehicles to capture a disproportionate size of the multi-trillion dollar resource productivity prize.
Dickon serves all four of the key actors in the resource productivity space: investors (VC, PE, pension funds, SWF, multinational development banks), large energy and industrial incumbents (e.g., oil and gas companies, defense contractors, Asian high tech conglomerates, US utilities, car OEMs), technology start-ups and policy makers/influencers (government agencies, NGOs, regulators), where he helps each of them form the necessary new structures and alliances to build new businesses and mobilize capital at scale.
Before co-founding McKinsey’s Cleantech Practifce, Dickon served many of the world’s leading semiconductor companies on strategy, capital productivity and company turnarounds.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Dickon 3 years at Shell as a Reservoir Engineer, where he was responsible for the drilling of some of the earliest multi-lateral horizontal wells. He holds a Ph.D. in the physics of organic semiconductor devices from Cambridge University, an M.Sc in Physics from UC Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a B.A (Double First Class Hons) in Physics from Cambridge University.