Dr. Jeff Farrar QPM, OStJ


Before Jeff joined the NHS, he had a 35-year career in the police service, reaching the rank of Chief Constable in Gwent Police. He has a BSc (Hons) from Portsmouth University, a Masters in Public Administration from Cardiff University, and a Doctorate in Social Policy from Bath University. The themes of his research have been homophobic hate crime; citizen centred models of service delivery; and the incentives and disincentives in cross sector collaborative working.

Until September 2021, he was the lead Non-Executive Director on the Welsh Government Board, Chairman of the Welsh Government Remunerations Committee and formerly Chair of the Welsh Government Effective Services Board.

He was seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary as part of the team that inspected the Metropolitan Police after the death of Stephen Lawrence; and was also part of the team that inspected all 43 police forces in England & Wales on equality and diversity. He has held several other national policing roles.

He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the 2014 birthday honours list, and in 2016 was the winner of Institute of Directors, Director of the Year for the Public Sector in Wales.

Portrait photograph of Jeff Farrar