Biographical Notes

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Dr Eve Poole specialises in leadership. She was interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2022), Third Church Estates Commissioner (2018-2021), and Chairman of Gordonstoun (2015-2021). Her BA is from Durham, her MBA from Edinburgh, and her PhD from Cambridge. She wrote Leadersmithing, Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions and Buying God.

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Dr Eve Poole has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in theology and capitalism from Cambridge. She is the author of several books, including Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards. She was interim CEO at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2022), Third Church Estates Commissioner (2018-2021) and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun (2015-2021). Previously she taught leadership at Ashridge Business School, following earlier careers at the Church Commissioners and Deloitte Consulting. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland. Twitter @evepoole

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Dr Eve Poole specialises in leadership. She has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in theology and capitalism from Cambridge. She is the author of several books. Leadersmithing was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards, and was described by Joanna Lumley as ‘inspirational, practical and fascinating.’ For 15 years she taught leadership at Ashridge Business School, pioneering a new approach to the neurobiological development of leaders. Before Ashridge, she worked for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management for the Financial Services sector. She was Interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2022, Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021, and the first female Chairman of Gordonstoun from 2015-2021. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland. You can follow her on twitter @evepoole and she blogs at http://evepoole.com/

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Dr Eve Poole is an academic and writer specialising in leadership. She was educated in high schools in Scotland and the US, and has a BA in Theology from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in Theology and Capitalism from Cambridge. She is the author of several books, including Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions, Buying God, and Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards. It was described by Joanna Lumley as ‘inspirational, practical and fascinating,’ and is the subject of a popular TEDx talk. For 15 years she taught leadership at Ashridge Business School, pioneering a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research into how leaders really learn. Leadersmithing is a method of developing leaders that rediscovers the craft of leading and takes seriously the need for leaders to acquire ‘muscle memory’ for leading well under pressure. In 2022, Eve was the Interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Eve was Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021 with a particular brief for cathedral governance. She was also the first female Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun School from 2015-2021. Her early career involved working for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management in the Financial Services sector. Eve lives in Edinburgh and has twin girls. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland. You can follow her on twitter @evepoole and she blogs at http://evepoole.com/