Kate Cowie is an independent organisation consultant with more than 20 years of experience in organisation development, managing change, team development, leadership development, executive coaching and human resource management. She is founder and director of The Chaos Game, a consultancy practice which specialises in helping organisational leaders implement strategic change solutions in response to rapidly shifting and increasingly chaotic conditions, and in designing and delivering bespoke leadership development programmes to leaders at all organisational levels from entry-level supervisors to senior executives, in a wide range of business scenarios. She has also been an internal Organisation Development Manager for the oil and gas company, Royal Dutch Shell, with whom she spent her corporate career of 15 years working in complex, multi-cultural and multi-national environments in the UK and overseas.
She is published in a number of business journals including Ivey Business Journal and Strategic HR Review. She is also co-writing a book called Finding Merlin for people in organisations who are committed to their ongoing personal development, which is due for publication at the end of 2010.
She is a member of NTL, a graduate of Bristol University and the Bristol Business School, and a Chartered Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is married with two sons and lives in Scotland.