Richard Verity is a Partner in the Global Energy and Materials Practice working out of McKinsey’s London office. He specializes in transforming a company’s internal value chain and has developed expertise in commercial excellence, supply chain management, performance measurement, strategy formulation and organization design. His industry focus is downstream oil and chemicals. Richard completed the London Business School Sloan Programme in 1997. He read English Literature at Cambridge University (BA) and the University of Colorado (MA). Prior to his consulting career, Richard worked for several years at Shell Chemicals in a variety of roles.