Jonathan Ferrar

Founder & CEO, Ochre Rock Ltd

Jonathan Ferrar

Founder & CEO, Ochre Rock Ltd


Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, author and business advisor in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work. He is based in the UK and advises clients globally.

He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development serving 145,000 human resources professionals globally and a board advisor to the people analytics company TrustSphere. He is co-founder and chief executive officer of the analytics networking and learning company Insight222.

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 firms and People Analytics leaders and ‘Heads of HR’ of global companies.

Jonathan was listed as one of the global “Top HR Analytics Influencers” on LinkedIn in 2014 and as one of the 20 Experts in People Analytics by Sage People in 2017; just two of the accolades he’s received in recent years. He is the co-author of the workforce analytics book “The Power of People” (Pearson FT Press, May 2017).

Jonathan worked for over 25 years in corporate business and for eleven of those years in executive and VP roles at IBM. He has led global teams, held P&L responsibility, managed multi-$100Ms budgets and advised Chief HR Officers at some of the world’s most highly regarded companies.

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 and to set up his own services company Ochre Rock Ltd and networking and learning company, Insight222 Ltd.

He holds degrees 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.

Jonathan is an avid landscape photographer with the distinction of a Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society. On his business travels he is often found with his camera in hand.

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