Under Sheppard's leadership and direction, McKinsey design has a global community of more than 400 designers, 600 engineers and several thousand design and development consultants.
Sheppard also hosts a forum for senior design leaders to discuss sustainability and inclusive growth. In addition, he co-founded Design for Good, a non-profit organisation that aims to deliver a measurable impact on the United Nations Sustainability Goals.
He collaborates with clients to grow new brands and product portfolios, from jet engines and cars to medical devices and coffee machines. Sheppard recently assisted a medical start-up in developing a new robotics factory and digital tools to improve clinical operations.