Jane Farrell worked in social work and education before founding EW Group with Annie Hedge in 1992. She has consulted and trained widely, and specialises in working with senior management teams to improve individual, team and organisational performance. She regularly works with leaders of national and global organisations, advising on inclusive leadership strategy and designing and facilitating senior team away-days. Jane has delivered large-scale diversity programmes for the NHS Leadership Academy, London Underground, Santander, and many more. Her clients include the Metropolitan Police Service, the BBC, University of the Arts London, and various NHS Trusts, Leadership Academies and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Jane has also worked with the Queen’s Counsel, HMI Probation, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Firefighters Charity, Managers in Partnership, and various CRCs and Probation Trusts. Jane is a specialist in inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, organisational change and cultural intelligence. She takes a proactive approach, based on existing good practice and focusing energies on what can be done. Jane works in collaboration with staff, managers, senior teams and boards to strengthen organisational cultures, strategy and practices. Jane also provides individual and group executive coaching, and speaks at many conferences and seminars. Jane recently appeared on Radio 4’s The Bottom Line as part of a discussion panel on the business case for diversity and inclusion at work.
“Jane Farrell has a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues and tensions facing complex organisations and a knack of getting to the heart of these quickly. Jane focuses on making positive change happen. She is one of the most inspirational women I’ve worked with. EW Group has helped Cripplegate Foundation to develop leadership skills over the past six years. They are experienced, challenging, thoughtful and ‘on our side’ when we search for ways to be more effective. And they’re great fun to work with.”
Kristina Glenn MBE, Director of Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving