Jade Farrar

A vision of a prosperous and abundant society where all people succeed regardless of ability or background is what drives Jade Farrar in his work.

Jade is passionate about the power of social media and what it can do to promote a much more positive and realistic perspective of everyday disabled people.  He is very active in that space and has seen the power it has to bring issues to light and create change.

He is a director of a communications and strategic advice consultancy, which he has been running for about three years.

Jade is also the strategic disability advisor for Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui; the Disability, Mental Health, and Addictions workforce development agency.  He helps to bring a lived experience perspective to all of Te Pou’s projects right across the organisation, and he is leading a work programme to “rebrand” disability and the disability sector to look at ways of attracting a younger, more diverse community to the disability workforce.

He is also a member of Auckland Council’s Disability Advisory Panel and is a Disability Support Advisory Group committee member for Waitematā District Health Board.

He is New Zealand-born of Cook Island/Italian heritage, based in Auckland, and is a proud dad to a daughter.   His whānau and strong family values play a huge role in his good life.

His interests include anything that involves technology, movies, video games, eating and generally having fun.

Jade is fortunate to bring to the co-design group the perspectives and valuable insights of the Enabling Good Lives national leadership group.

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