Biographical Notes

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Dr Eve Poole was Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021, following earlier careers at Deloitte, Ashridge Business School and 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 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 Third Church Estates Commissioner (2018-2021) and the first female Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun (2015-2021). She taught leadership at Ashridge Business School for 15 years, having previously worked for the Church Commissioners and 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 was Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021. 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. From 2015-2021 she was the first female Chairman of Gordonstoun. 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 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, 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. 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, so 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/