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Meet the Team
Pete Masters (Founder)
Pete set up Farsight in 2010 after 10 years consultancy work across the public and private sector. Originally trained as a lawyer, he quickly recognised that he found it more exciting to help organisations solve problems with their business, information and technology.
That meant project delivery (Pete is a published author on the use of Project Management Software), business and technical analysis (including leading the largest cross-departmental technology service in the UK government), policy (including drafting measures and taking things through parliament) – and any thing else needed to make things run smoothly. He’s been doing the same thing ever since and it never gets old.
Charlotte Hurst (Director)
Head of Consultancy Services
Charlotte is head of consultancy services at Farsight. This means that she oversees all of our consultancy work and works closely with the team to ensure the quality of our services remain first rate.
Charlotte also takes on strategic level work with key clients and leads larger projects, as well as coaching and mentoring our team.
Charlotte’s wide range of experience includes leading major projects and programmes across the non-for-profit, public and private sectors, particularly around transformation and innovation.
Head of People & Senior Consultant
Zahra is a business psychologist with over 7 years experience specialising in coaching, developing and transforming people, teams, and organisations.
With her background and interest in learning, coaching and empowering others Zahra leads on projects that combine organisational design, people transformation, business analysis, and user research.
Zahra is at her happiest when she can empower people to discover their potential – she puts this passion to great use as Farsight’s Head of People, working with the rest of the Senior Management to define and deliver our People Strategy.
Ben trained as a biomedical engineer, then a ski instructor, and now works in digital consultancy!
He is most often found in government digital departments, doing business analysis and service design, helping teams to build products that are good value and great for users.
As a data expert with excellent communication skills, Ben often splits his time between poring over spreadsheets and facilitating workshops.
Before joining Farsight in 2013, Ian spent a year in Nepal working in the development sector and trekking around mountains.
Ian now works in government digital departments as both a Business Analyst and Product Owner.
He has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams mapping, modelling, and analysing service landscapes in order to identify opportunities for doing things differently. He enjoys setting his mind to tricky challenges and developing workable solutions that add real value to users.
Following four years at Oxford studying galaxies, clouds and snowflakes, Steven now uses his analytical mindset to gain insight, solve problems, and diagnose real issues.
He assumes the roles of Business Analyst and Delivery Manager and applies his sophisticated grasp of technology and data when working with public, private, and not-for-profit organisations – delivering technology and digital solutions.
He is also very experienced in designing and executing testing for complex digital solutions and has recently developed a new approach and tools for managing the logistics of complex testing.
After graduating from Exeter University in History and Politics Mike went on to complete a postgraduate degree in International Security and Development at Kings College London.
Mike has an inquisitive and enquiring mind which he applies to solving complex problems, creating innovative solutions, and helping people to see things differently.
He applies this mindset along with skills in business analysis, data modelling and facilitation when working with agile delivery teams in government, and with technology suppliers across the private sector.
Sam graduated from Nottingham University in Maths and went on to work in management, technology and security consultancy across the public sector.
At Farsight, Sam works with government teams and their suppliers to drive large scale transformation, designing technology solutions and digital products, modelling costs and benefits to formulate business cases, and turning vision and strategy into clear achievable plans.
After completing a masters’ in Chemistry at Oxford, Roya worked for a short period in an investor relations firm before moving into an Ed-Tech Start up.
She has since worked in a range of government departments primarily in transformation projects – helping organisations harness digital solutions to rationalise and redesign their services and transform their business.
Roya builds relationships quickly and has a great understanding of the space she operates in, enabling her to develop the thinking of the people she works with and getting them to see things differently.
Matt has a strong analytical background having studied Biological Sciences and Veterinary Medicine at Cardiff and Cambridge University. Matt channels the rigour of his academic background to produce thorough analysis that helps people see things differently.
He is currently working within government departments adopting agile methodology to drive digital and business transformation. Matt uses a range of techniques and methodologies to deliver real value and transform the way things are done, including service mapping, business and performance analysis, cost modelling, and user analysis.
Oliver studied Economics and Philosophy at Glasgow University, and left four years later with a love for Scotland and a History degree.
Oliver has extensive experience working in local and central government, helping organisations connect with users in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.
He has a particular skill in digesting complex problems and coming up with simple solutions to meet user and business needs.
James combined an Economics degree with a passion for music tech at Loughborough University.
He has experience in designing and implementing process improvements in a diverse set of industries, from the digitalisation of the rail network, to gold-mining, and marketing in creative industries.
James is used to adapting quickly to new environments, using an enquiring mind to think through complex problems logically and creatively.
Neale studied Classics at University, graduating in 2015. He then jetted off to Singapore to work and travel before joining Farsight in the summer of 2016.
Neale has worked for a variety of Private and Public Sector clients during his time at Farsight. He has provided a range of services including Business Analysis and PMO Support.
Neale’s skillset includes providing strategy, in depth business analysis and providing project support to help clients get their work done.
Angela graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Land Economy and has a background in law and economics.
Angela has experience working as a management consultant across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, focusing on social impact.
She excels in supporting digital change to improve social outcomes. Her key skills are in business analysis and stakeholder engagement.
Before joining Farsight Matteo studied Economics and Management at Bristol University.
He has experience in the financial services sector, working as a Mergers and Acquisition Analyst, and has now turned his attention to digital transformation.
Matteo is a strong user-focused Business Analyst that successfully combines deep analysis and insights across data, people and policy to move things forwards and deliver value to organisations, users, and service providers.
Mark has recently graduated from Warwick University with a first-class degree in History and Politics. As part of his degree, Mark spent a year down under on an academic exchange in Melbourne, Australia.
Mark has extensive consultancy experience within the public health sector and cut his teeth working for a London based e-Learning start up before he joined Farsight.
He has a proven track record of successful project management which stems from his strong communication skills and relentless desire to innovate.
Faye studied Economics and International Relations before obtaining a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Toronto. She worked as a litigation lawyer in Toronto, Canada prior to joining Farsight in February 2018.
Faye has extensive experience assisting clients and organisations across the public, private and non-profit sectors on a wide range of matters. Faye has strong analytical and communication skills, and has a proven record of successful problem-solving.
Hayya graduated with an Economics degree from Loughborough University in July 2017. Before that she lived and grew up in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Her previous work experience included working within Treasury and Operations before finding her passion for Consulting!
At Farsight, Hayya now works within the transformation team working as a Business Analyst, helping our clients build products that truly reflect their user’s needs.
Alex is an award-winning print and digital designer with over 10 years experience of making things look awesome!
As a cross discipline designer there are few areas Alex hasn’t worked in. He works closely with the client delivery team applying his conceptual mind, bold and bright ideas, and creative flare to a range of client delivery projects.
Alex has an eye for translating complex information, concepts and ideas into something visually clear, easy to understand and engaging and is a real asset to the team.
Support to Head of People
Before working at Farsight, David studied Management (with Economics) at LSE for three years, graduating with a degree in 2017.
David works closely with Zahra, the Head of People, to deliver the people strategy within Farsight. Increasingly, both Zahra and David are working with clients to deliver people services externally.
David’s background in Management means he’s learning to practically apply the theories that he learnt at University in order to maximise people effectiveness.
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