Combining evidence & experience in the pursuit of 21st century leadership

We understand what good leadership looks like. Our insight, informed by decades spent supporting organisations to hire and develop leaders, is underpinned by the latest academic research. We focus on the behaviours, values and attitudes which define effective 21st century leadership – whatever someone’s background.

Faerfield helps solve key leadership challenges, enabling organisations to build teams that deliver better services. We support organisations to acquire new senior talent on both an interim and permanent basis, whilst supporting them to maximise the performance of existing colleagues.

Our clients

people say

“Faerfield managed a highly successful campaign to identify our new Chief Executive. They formed a very good working relationship with the Leaders of both Councils and kept HR fully informed throughout. We were very happy with the quality of candidates identified and delighted with our appointment.”
Andy Wilson,
Head of Human Resources Practice,
South Hams & West Devon Councils

What we do



We proactively identify and help appoint leaders into new roles, then support their transition to maximise their impact and performance



We support organisations in building effective leadership teams, unlocking the power of diverse and aspiring talent



We identify and introduce proven leaders to deliver short term, flexible and effective leadership

Why Faerfield?


We commission groundbreaking academic research to help deepen our understanding and support our clients in building greater leadership capacity


We use data driven, evidence based tools to assess what really matters in delivering effective leadership and help remove unconscious bias


We apply expert insight built up over decades to identify and develop leadership talent


Our work doesn’t stop once leaders have been appointed – our ongoing support helps maximise their impact and performance in post


Privately owned, our independence means we can focus solely on the needs of our clients and the leaders we support


Sharing our personal experience of starting, developing and leading organisations helps others navigate through change and key leadership challenges