Tera Allas

Senior Fellow, McKinsey Center for Government at McKinsey & Company


Senior Fellow, McKinsey Center for Government

Former Director General, Strategy, Analysis and Better Regulation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Deputy Head, Government Economic Service

Policy Leaders Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Tera Allas is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Center for Government, working closely with the McKinsey Global Institute. She leads McKinsey’s research on government and business productivity, bringing together deep expertise and more than two decades of experience in economics, public policy, innovation, and leadership, as well as ten years of experience as a management consultant focusing on corporate and business-unit strategy.

Tera was formerly Director General, Strategy, Analysis and Better Regulation at BIS, with the key aim of ensuring that policy is designed and delivered in a coherent and evidence-based framework that maximises BIS’s impact on growth. Tera had policy responsibility for strategy and better regulation and she coordinated BIS’s work on growth and industrial strategy. She was also the Deputy Head of the Government Economic Service.

Earlier in her career Tera worked at the Department for Transport as Director of Transport Analysis and Economics and Chief Economist, and Chief Energy Economist and Director of Energy Market Economics at DECC. She began her civil service career at the Department of Trade and Industry in 2004. Prior to joining the civil service, Tera worked for ten years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, Tera holds an MSc in Technology and Industrial Economics (with distinction) from Helsinki University of Technology and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD.