Biographical Notes

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Dr Eve Poole is the Third Church Estates Commissioner for England, and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun. She has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in theology and capitalism from Cambridge. Her recent books are Leadersmithing, Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions and Buying God.

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Dr Eve Poole is the Third Church Estates Commissioner for England, and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun. 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, including Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards. She taught leadership at Ashridge Business School for 15 years. Before that, she worked for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for BBC Radio Scotland.

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Dr Eve Poole is the Third Church Estates Commissioner for England, and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun. 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, including Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards and described by Joanna Lumley as ‘inspirational, practical and fascinating.’ For 15 years she taught leadership at Ashridge Business School, where she pioneered a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research into how leaders really learn. Before she joined Ashridge, she worked for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management for the Financial Services sector. 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 Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun, and the Third Church Estates Commissioner for England, with a particular brief for the governance of cathedrals. Educated in high schools in Scotland and the US, she 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, where she pioneered 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. Being the first female Chairman of Gordonstoun, Eve has a particular interest in women’s leadership, and how more women can be encouraged to take on senior leadership roles. Before she joined Ashridge, she worked for the Church Commissioners and 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/