Biographical Notes

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Dr Eve Poole OBE writes, and was interim CEO of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (2023-2024), interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2022), Third Church Estates Commissioner (2018-2021), and Chairman of Gordonstoun (2015-2021). She has a BA (Durham), an MBA (Edinburgh), and a PhD (Cambridge).

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Dr Eve Poole OBE has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in theology and capitalism from Cambridge. She has written several books, including Robot Souls and Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards. She was interim CEO of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (2023-2024), interim CEO at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2022), Third Church Estates Commissioner (2018-2021), and first female 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.

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Dr Eve Poole OBE has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in theology and capitalism from Cambridge. She has written several books, including Robot Souls and Leadersmithing, which was Highly Commended in the 2018 Business Book Awards. 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 Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland in 2023-2023, 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 on BBC Radio Scotland. You can follow her on twitter @evepoole and at http://evepoole.com/

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Dr Eve Poole OBE was educated in high schools in Scotland and the United States, and has a BA in Theology from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in Theology and Capitalism from Cambridge. She is a popular speaker and broadcaster, and the author of several books, including Robot Souls, Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions, and Buying God. Her book Leadersmithing 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, pioneering a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research into how leaders really learn. Since then, she has pursued a portfolio career while writing books, and served on several boards. In 2023-2024 she was Interim CEO of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and Interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2022. She was Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021, and 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. She was awarded an OBE in the 2023 New Years Honours list for services to education and gender equality, and made Canon Prebendary of Newthorpe at York Minster in January 2024. Eve lives in Edinburgh and has twin girls. You can follow her on twitter @evepoole and her website is http://evepoole.com/