Chief Executive Officer, HM Prison & Probation Service

Jo Farrar

Biography

Jo Farrar became the chief executive of HM Prison & Probation Service in April 2019. Jo came to this role from Local Government and Public Services, where she held the position of Director General .

Career

Before her role at MHCLG, Jo was Chief Executive of Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Prior to her career in local government she had a strong background in the Civil Service, with roles at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office.

Chief Executive Officer, HM Prison & Probation Service

  • strategic management and accountability of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Agency
  • CEO is a member of MoJ Departmental Board executive management committee

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Service, National Probation Service, and Ministry of Justice

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Local Government and Public Services