Angus O’Shea is the executive director of the Touch Foundation, Inc., a U.S.-based charitable foundation dedicated to finding and implementing solutions for the health workforce and healthcare crises in developing countries. An Australian lawyer who avoided legal practice, he joined Touch from McKinsey & Company, where he spent a few years in senior management, primarily developing systems for knowledge codification.
Prior to McKinsey he was a consultant, editor and publisher in Malaysia and in Australia, working in areas from general management to the corporatization of Australian government businesses, development of environmentally sustainable commercial insulation, legal practice marketing and electronic publishing.
Mr. O’Shea holds a graduate diploma in legal practice from the University of Wollongong, an honors degree in law from the Australian National University, a first-class honors degree in communication from the University of Canberra, and a diploma in wine and spirits from the WSET, London. He has co-authored three papers on the subject, Investing in Tanzanian Human Resources for Health, published by McKinsey in April, 2006; Action now on the Tanzanian health workforce crisis: the Twiga Initiative, and Catalyzing Change: Molecular strengthening of the health system in the Tanzanian Lake Zone, both forthcoming in May 2009.