We are delighted that our Chief Executive, Hannah Farrar, is joining the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Board.

The MCA is the representative body for the UK consulting sector. The consulting sector was worth £14.4bn in 2021 and as such makes a major contribution to the UK economy. MCA members employ over 88,000 people, and offer great opportunities for graduates, apprentices and school leavers.

The MCA works in collaboration with government and parliamentarians, journalists in the national press and multiple business sectors to highlight the value of consulting to the economy and society and support the development of the UK consulting industry. The organisation has really important objectives:

  • Being the voice of the UK consulting industry
  • Championing the contribution, the sector makes to the economy and society, a major employer and source of innovation
  • Upholding the principles of Consulting Excellence
  • Strengthening the Young MCA and encouraging the development of leaders of the future
  • Developing the profession through the Chartered Management Consulting Award
  • Driving all opportunities for sharing best practice in diversity, inclusion and sustainability


A word from Hannah Farrar – I am really pleased to be joining the MCA Board. I will be championing many of the things I am passionate about – the value of consulting, women in leadership, addressing diversity and developing people. The importance of SMEs to the sector will obviously also be on the agenda. We play a pivotal role and supporting these firms can still be overlooked”


More about our Chief Executive:

Hannah is one of the CF founders. She is the Chief Executive and continues to deliver client services acting as the Accountable Partner or Expert Partner on engagements.

Since 2013, she has steered the development of CF to the award-winning organisation it is today. Building a company dedicated to improving healthcare through the delivery of management consulting and data services and products.

In supporting our clients, Hannah has an exceptional track record of motivating people and organisations to deliver transformational change. She provides in-depth experience of strategy development and delivery, organisational development and change, financial and economic analysis, building capability and motivation, and navigating complex local and national politics. She provides leadership across the breadth of our client services.

Prior to founding CF, Hannah was an executive in the NHS and has also held positions in the Department of Health. Hannah delivered major programmes of strategic change, including ‘Healthcare for London’ a system strategy for health and care in the capital, which is renowned for having delivered considerable improvements in services such as stroke and trauma care.

Hannah is a member of the Kings Fund General Advisory Council, a non-executive director for Lantum and a visiting professor at Imperial College London. Hannah is a co-author of the book Healthcare for London: Reflections on Leadership, Lessons and Legacy. And has been recognised as one of the top 100 women in healthcare leadership.