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Douglas Board’s CV
Born in Hong Kong, in 2010 Douglas completed a doctorate in management at the University of Hertfordshire. He has a first class honours degree from Cambridge and a master’s from Harvard, and more than 12 years’ experience as an executive coach specialising in careers, top level leadership and power and politics in organisations.
He has published five books on leadership, including two applied research, two satirical novels and most recently ‘Elites: can you rise to the top without losing your soul?’ (2021). For more of Douglas’s writing please see douglasboard.com.
Douglas started his career as a civil servant in the Treasury. As an executive search consultant, and then deputy chairman of his firm, he developed a thorough knowledge of senior roles in the private, public, academic and NGO sectors. He was a trustee, and then treasurer, of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and chair of the Refugee Council, then Britain’s largest refugee charity. He is an honorary senior visiting fellow at the business school at City, University of London. In 2019 he became one of the five non-lawyer members of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.