Jonathan Ferrar

Jonathan Ferrar

Board Advisor

Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, author and business advisor in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work.

He advises clients on how to establish human resources strategies that will improve business performance and help HR leaders become more analytical in their decision-making. In particular, he advises Boards & CEOs of HR technology and HR analytics companies.

He was listed as one of the global “Top HR Analytics Influencers” on LinkedIn in 2014, as one of the “15 HR and People Analytics Experts to Follow” by Jibe in 2016 and as one of the 20 Experts in People Analytics by Sage People in 2017.

Jonathan is the co-author of the book “The Power of People” (Pearson FT Press, May 2017) which portrays how successful organisations use workforce analytics to improve business performance. He is sought after as a speaker for conferences and clients; his powerful presentation style leaving thought-provoking messages about the importance of evidence-based HR.

Jonathan has worked for over 25 years in corporate business at IBM, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Lloyds Bank. For over eleven of those years he held executive and VP roles. He has led diverse teams across many countries, held P&L responsibility and managed multi-$100Ms budgets. Jonathan has advised Chief HR Officers and other business executives at some of the world’s largest and most highly regarded companies on how to implement meaningful HR strategies, practices and technology.

After working and living in New York for almost seven years, Jonathan returned to the UK in late 2016 to be closer to his family. In January 2017, he set up Ochre Rock Ltd. with the purpose to help HR leaders develop analytical acumen so they can improve business performance through the power of people. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of TrustShpere and a Non-Executive Director of True North Analytics.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Kingston Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Since returning to the UK, Jonathan combines his business activities with landscape photography, another passion of his. As an award-winning photographer and with the distinction of a Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society, he is often found with his camera in hand.