Douglas Board is a leadership and career coach and a senior research fellow at the former Cass Business School. He was a senior civil servant and a headhunter before embarking on a portfolio career as a writer, coach and board member. He has been Chair of the Refugee Council, treasurer of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and is currently on the Queen’s Counsel selection panel. He has written two research books on leadership and two satirical novels, MBA and Time of Lies. His new book, Elites asks: can you rise to the top without losing your soul?