With over 12 years of experience across diverse sectors, Johan Jensen has built a strong skillset in strategic communications, stakeholder management, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development.
As a freelance consultant, Johan has worked with major financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and charity sector and public sector organizations. His consultancy work includes organizational development, leadership development, strategic communications, product development, and diversity and inclusion strategy.
Before establishing himself as a freelance consultant, he was an Executive Director at Teaching Leaders, a pioneer in developing leadership in schools to significantly improve outcomes for children. From 2012-2015 Johan successfully grew the business threefold in the south of England, while maintaining high quality services. He also spearheaded the organization’s focus on measuring and ensuring impact.
With his passion for equality and inclusion, Johan led stakeholder management at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) between 2009-2012. During this time, he managed the development and implementation of the corporate engagement strategy, including the EHRC’s landmark Triennial Review – “How Fair is Britain”?
Johan started his career in campaigning across equality and children’s rights issues, developing national campaigns for Citizens Advice. He built an innovative campaign to tackle child poverty and produced the “This Is Child Poverty” report (Citizens Advice, 2008), fronting national media coverage.
At Stonewall, the national LGBT equality organization, Johan developed and grew Stonewall’s Education for All campaign to tackle bullying in schools. As part of the campaign he launched the inspiring “Some People are Gay. Get over it!” campaign which has reached national and international audiences.
He is a first-class honors graduate in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Birmingham. Johan came to Britain from Sweden with a scholarship to study the International Baccalaureate at the United World Colleges of the Atlantic. It was at Atlantic College where he developed his passion for equality and human rights issues, continuing his work and involvement in these issues in his private and professional life.