Born in Hong Kong, Douglas Board has degrees from Cambridge and Harvard and worked for the UK Treasury and then as a headhunter. He has also had a distinguished career in public life, serving as treasurer of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and chairing the British Refugee Council. He is currently a senior visiting fellow at the Cass Business School in London.
He is the author of two novels: the campus satire MBA, which asked why so much of the business world is Managed By Arseholes, and Time of Lies, an exploration of the collapse of democracy. He also wrote the free-to-download novelette, The Rats: A White House Satire.
As well as writing fiction, he is the author of two applied research books on leadership, which was the subject of his doctorate, and Elites, the product of his years of experience as a headhunter, out from Eye Books in 2021.
Follow him on Twitter @BoardWryter.