Joel Chippindale

A consultancy that helps you build high-performing, inclusive software development teams.

I am Joel Chippindale and I have 20 years experience building, scaling and leading software development teams, mainly in start-ups, including CTO roles at Econsultancy, FutureLearn and Unmade.

I believe in the importance and value of building inclusive, empowered, sustainable teams and have experienced the challenges of nurturing the cultures, skills and practices that enable teams and individuals to achieve their full capabilities.

I use my experience, beliefs and skills to help organisations overcome the challenges they face in building more effective and inclusive software development teams.

In practice this includes:


I’m happy to discuss ideas or chat about how we might work together.

You can email me at or feel free to book a 30 minute call during my unoffice hours on Thursdays — no need to email first.

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