Jane Farrell EW Group CEO

Jane Farrell


Jane Farrell is the co-founder of EW Group, and Chief Executive from 1992 to 2021. She is a specialist in inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, organisational change and cultural adaptability. Her proactive approach is founded upon existing best practice and focusing energies on pragmatic solutions. Jane has vast experience in diversity consultancy and training, specialising in working with senior management teams to improve individual, team and organisational performance. Jane has delivered large-scale diversity programmes for our high-profile client base, including London Underground which at the time was the UK’s largest diversity management programme of its kind. Jane has also delivered  similar diversity programmes for NHS Leadership Academy and Santander, amongst many more.

Jane’s other clients include, the Metropolitan Police Service, the BBC, University of Arts London, various NHS Trusts, Leadership Academies and Clinical Commissioning Groups. She regularly works with leaders of global and national organisations, advising on inclusive leadership, and diversity and inclusion strategy. Jane also designs and facilitates senior team away-days. Jane works in collaboration with staff, managers, senior teams and boards to strengthen organisational cultures, strategy and practices. She also provides individual and group executive coaching.

Jane is regularly invited to speak at many conferences, roundtables and seminars on diversity. She recently appeared on Radio 4’s The Bottom Line as part of a discussion panel on the business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Before founding EW Group with Annie Hedge in 1992, Jane Farrell worked in social work and education.



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How to celebrate Pride at work

01 June 2021 | Jane Farrell

“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