Jonathan Ferrar is a globally-respected author, speaker and influencer in HR strategy, workforce analytics and the Future of Work. He specialises in helping HR leaders become more analytical in their decision-making by building effective and businessrelevant analytics functions.
He was listed as one of the global “Top HR Analytics Influencers” on LinkedIn in 2014 and as one of the “15 HR and People Analytics Experts to Follow” by Jibe for 2017.Jonathan is the co-author of the book “The Power of People” (Pearson FT Press, May 2017) which helps successful organizations how to 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 OchreRock with the mission to make HR professionals become more relevant in business. 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 the creation of eye-catching landscape photographs, 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.