David Pendleton
Executive Chairman, Edgecumbe Consulting Group
Associate Fellow, Oxford Said Business School
David Pendleton is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School and of Green Templeton College, Oxford. A Chartered Psychologist, he specialises in leadership, assessing and coaching senior executives and developing their abilities to lead change and create high performance cultures. 

David co-directs the Oxford High Performance Leadership Programme with Tim Morris. He has made a major contribution to the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, including a session on leadership and personality and how  ̶  through psychometrics  ̶  to assess the potential helping and hindering personality characteristics for leadership. He has contributed to the CIO Academy and to leadership development programmes for Ahold, ICA, O2, Meggitt, Zurich Financial Services, Standard Chartered Bank, BAE Systems, Beachcroft, British Energy and Deloitte. 

1995 David founded the Edgecumbe Consulting Group of which he is Executive Chairman. As a consultant he has worked with a wide range of clients from the power, airline, hospitality, retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and professional and financial services sectors in Europe, Asia and America.  He was made an Honorary  Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1997.

David is the author and originator of the Primary Colours Model of leadership (PCM).  The PCM is evidence based and ties together the three dominant domains of leadership (strategic, operational and interpersonal) into one coherent and memorable device. The model has been referred to as ‘the Leadership Home Page’

His most recent book, Leadership: all you need to know, is written with Professor Adrian Furnham of UCL, and highlights the key role played by teams in complementing leaders’ capabilities. It is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

David has a BA Honours degree in Psychology from  Nottingham and a Doctorate in Psychology from Oxford. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

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