Director of Faith in Business
‘G’ Staircase, ground floor, room 1
Richard Higginson has been Director of Faith in Business at Ridley Hall since 1989. He combines this role with those of Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Director of Studies. He is founder-editor of the quarterly journal Faith in Business, and the author of several books, including Called to Account, Transforming Leadership, Questions of Business Life, and Faith, Hope & the Global Economy. He is a national and international speaker on Christianity, capitalism and culture, business ethics, and the theology of work.
Administrator for Faith in Business
Lodge, ground floor, Room L2
Janine Stewart has been both the Ridley Hall College Administrator and the Faith in Business Administrator since 1997, bringing management experience and creative flair to her posts. Having originally trained as a nurse in Edinburgh, she worked for several years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge before leaving nursing. Janine has run two small businesses, has experience in public speaking and presentation, and leads worship regularly in her parish church.
Kina Robertshaw, a wife and mother, worked as a fashion entrepreneur in Johannesburg and Lusaka as well as establishing a number of other media and creative industry start-ups. Kina then read theology at Ridley Hall as an undergraduate.
Kina is now completing her MA as an ordinand; this includes research on Christian entrepreneurship. Kina is is a founding member of the charity Bookbuddies Africa which supports the development of a reading culture in Africa.
Eve Poole has been Chair of the Management Committee for Faith in Business since September 2013.
Eve’s first degree was in Theology from the University of Durham. She started her career at the Church Commissioners for England before gaining an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, for which she won the Association of MBA’s Student of the Year Award. She then worked for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management, particularly in the financial services industry. Eve studied part-time for her PhD, graduating from Cambridge University in 2010.
Eve left Deloitte to join Ashridge Executive Education in 2002. She is now an Ashridge Associate, teaching across their portfolio of programmes with a focus on leadership, learning, emotional intelligence and ethics. Eve was the architect of the Ashridge Leadership Experience and continues her research into accelerated learning.