Our journey so far.

Founded in 2010 with the belief that if we looked after our clients, our own success will follow. In 2019 a collective decision was made to combine Farrell Associates’ interest in charity work, the environment and society, with our passion for delivering solutions to clients.

This led to the rebirth of Farrell Associates as a specialist and mission-driven search firm which strives to provide the people, who will provide a better future for the planet.

We are on a long journey of constant evolution, with an end goal of having a real impact.

This passion, combined with the ability to deliver, has meant that nearly all our business is now achieved through referrals. By only working on senior level mandates, we are able to plug into industry leaders, and have an impact on strategy and business growth.

Searches have been completed in; Melbourne, Sydney, Geneva, Barcelona, Dublin, London, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles.

Working in one of the major movements in a generation, means that we are powered by more than a drive for profit. We now work to a higher calling.

Meet the team.

Neil Farrell

Neil Farrell

Founder & sustainable investment search - Public markets

Neil is the founder, and keeper of the company’s vision and values. He works across the listed investment management markets, helping companies by weaving senior hires into their ESG integration, and sustainable and impact investment functions.

Neil’s Purpose

Neil is driven by solving problems. At a macro level, Neil wants to do his bit to solve some of the leading contentious issues of the day around the climate and society. Day to day, Neil loves to solve people’s problems, with a specific passion for helping clients see clearly through the nebulous arena of hiring. Neil believes passionately that for maximum productivity, teams should be built around cognitive diversity; and that people within these teams will be most happy when working in the role that most aligns to their behavioural skills.

Matt Baty

Matt Baty

Sustainable & impact investment research

Matt is a resourcing and research specialist with a background across a range of industries and role functions. Matt’s primary skill is uncovering and engaging with ‘difficult to find’ talent, enabling clients to fill their most challenging roles with some of the most inspiring individuals across the market. Matt’s role at Farrell Associates is to support the consulting team with industry research, enabling the business to deliver amazing shortlists, insight and reports against clients’ myriad requirements.

Matt’s Purpose

After two decades in Recruitment, Matt has seen first-hand how much of an impact the right hire can make to the performance of a team or business division. Finding people who not only match the technical requirements of a brief, but also enhance the culture and purpose of a business is a genuine passion. ESG is an area that enables Matt to couple his belief in the importance of corporate responsibility with a love of finding, meeting and recruiting fascinating people across the world.

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Head of sustainability and culture

Stephanie heads up sustainability and culture at Farrell Associates. In her strategic oversight she enjoys making efforts towards improvements across sustainability for Farrell Associates as well as in the investment market. She views everything through the SDG micro and macro lens and how Farrell and its supply chain should be making changes to achieve these goals.

Stephanie’s Purpose

Stephanie has been fortunate to grow up in South Africa and now lives in England. She has enjoyed working in Financial Services across both continents for the last 20 years. This life journey and her interactions along the way have given her real insight into businesses, people, and the inequalities in the world. Working with the investment market and by looking at the root causes of these inequalities, she is using her energy and passion to try make real changes socially and for the environment.

Tatiana Dupont

Tatiana Dupont

Sustainable investment search - Energy and infrastructure

Tatiana leads the sustainable finance & energy investment energy search at Farrell Associates, partnering with clients to provide hires into their investment and finance team. She specialises on mid-senior level search mandates working closely with investment funds, banks, private equity firms, developers and IPPs.

Tatiana’s Purpose

Tatiana joined the team to serve as a bridge between outstanding talent and transformative opportunities within the realm of green investment and finance and renewable energy. She strives to build a dedicated workforce capable of identifying and capitalizing on investment opportunities that drive positive environmental impact while delivering strong financial performance. Her ultimate aspiration is to enable individuals to make meaningful contributions to a more sustainable and prosperous future by leveraging their expertise in finance and energy investment.

John Gillespie

John Gillespie

Sustainable investment search – Private Markets

John leads the Sustainable & Impact Investing practice for private markets globally for FA. With 20+ years' experience dedicated to Investment Management and Private Markets, where he has successfully delivered for a multitude of clients across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

John’s Purpose

John is excited to contribute positively to society and the environment. He believes that by matching his work with personal values, he can assist ethical and innovative businesses in industry. This provides special opportunities for career growth with a focus on long-term business practices. John considers his role crucial in constructing a sustainable future for both companies and society.

I believe in helping other people. I want to look back in 20 years and think that I had a positive effect on the people around me. I know that the part I play in building a successful business will enrich the lives of our clients and help them fulfil their purpose.

Neil Farrell
Founder and Managing Director

We're the only species that have crapped up the planet and the only species that can clean it up.

– Dennis Weaver