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Sophie Churchill2016

Sophie Churchill is an experienced Chair and chief executive, now involved in agricultural leadership as Chair of the Potato Sector Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Land, good lives and sustainability in economic, social and environmental terms are the connecting threads of her career. In 2017 she retired both as Chair of TREE AID and President of the Royal Forestry Society. She founded The Corpse Project, an exploration of our bodies after death. She led the National Forest from 2006 – 2011.

Her book, The Art of the Chief Executive, is now out. A recent reader called it ‘a delight: shrewd, thoughtful, practical and readable in equal measure’. Another said: ‘I wish The Art of the Chief Executive had been around a few years ago when I became a head teacher. Sane, warm and full of rich observation, as well as absolutely sharp on the tough stuff, this is a far cry from the rather dreary tables and checklists of most ‘how to’ manuals. If you want a wise friend by your side, get this book’.

Finely balanced between heart and head, Sophie offers mentoring, organisational development and facilitation, including chairing events and conferences. Sophie teaches leadership based on her book, including in Cambridge, with inspiring international young people  She is contactable through this site or on 07973 529603, or at sophiechurchill1505@gmail.com.

Sophie lives in East London, with many forays across the UK to meet farmers and others, always inspired by the skills of others. She is on the board of Trent and Dove Housing.

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