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Dara Jafari


Dara Jafari is a Regional Director for Faithful+Gould, he is an experienced project and framework manager with a reputation for delivering and managing large programmes of work on behalf of clients.  He specialises in building client relationships with an emphasis on trust and transparency. 


Dara is a natural leader and currently leads the West Sussex County Council – Multi-Disciplinary Framework Partnership (the MDC) working with over 40 members of staff across Faithful+Gould and Atkins.  The capital programme for WSCC is approximately £500m over 5 years, with the MDC at the heart of its delivery.


He has always had a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion – being brought up as bi-lingual and having two nationalities.  He has brought that passion into Faithful+Gould as the ED&I lead for the last 12 months.  Delivering various external talks, inspiring the people of F+G to learn  and be engaging with all topics ED&I, as well as ensuring the delivery of a supply chain diversity programme.


Dara is also a core team member of the Embrace network, an internal staff network for ethnic minorities.  Working towards driving equality and diversity across the business and to also help the people of our business and industry better understand the challenges faced by ethnic minorities.