David Pendleton is Professor in Leadership at the Henley Business School, where he works extensively in executive education, and is also a business psychologist, educator, consultant and author. He completed a doctorate in psychology at Oxford University and devoted the first half of his career to research and teaching in doctor-patient communication.
As a consultant he has worked on four continents and in all sectors: commercial, public and charity. He was co-founder and executive chairman of the Edgecumbe Consulting Group from 1995-2015. During his career, he also lived and worked in Hong Kong (1993-1995) and was seconded to Innogy PLC to be Director People and Organisation Development (2001-2003).
As an author, he has published extensively on medical communication in healthcare and on organisational leadership. His most recent book, authored with Professor Adrian Furnham of UCL, is entitled ‘Leadership: all you need to know’ and is in its second edition (2016). He is currently writing a new book for leaders which is a novel approach to work-life balance and suggests a means for evaluating the impact of work to maximise its benefits.
David is a member of the Trustee Board of the Royal College of General Practitioners, an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University and of Green Templeton College Oxford.