Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck is an expert on delivering competitive advantage though developing world class leaders in organisations. He has developed entrepreneurial leadership in major organisations and originated the concept of Entrepreneurial support functions, in particular Entrepreneurial HR. This helps organisations maximise their performance through people, measure the quality of their leadership and develop talent for the future. Chris speaks at corporate events and conferences around the world on developing business leadership for competitive advantage, including entrepreneurial leadership and how HR functions can play a critical role in making this happen.

Chris is Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School, London and has held senior management roles at UBS, HSBC, KPMG and has served as an officer in the British Army.

From 2002-2006 he was Global Head of Leadership at UBS the global bank. During this period the market capitalisation of the bank rose by 15% and the project is now a Harvard Business School Case Study on transforming organisational performance and delivering results. It also won Best Company for Leaders in Europe 2005, Best New Global Leadership Academy and Best Practice and Excellence Awards.

Chris is currently developing a case study with Aston Martin on delivering excellent customer service through entrepreneurial leadership and employee engagement which will be completed in 2012.

He has authored several books, including Effective Leadership and Effective Communication that have been translated into 11 different languages and has new books due for publication in 2012.

Chris appears regularly on TV channels such as BBC UK and World, ITV, Sky, Bloomberg, CNBC, Al Jazzera, Swiss and Russian TV and on radio stations around the world, commenting on business, management and leadership issues. He has contributed to the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Le Monde, Gulf Times, Arab News China Securities Journal, Straits Times (Singapore),Times of India, and over 30 other leading global publications. He also has columns in CEO and HR Magazines and a popular regular blog.

Chris was nominated in 2011 as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers and has judged a number of HR and leadership awards. He advises professional and thought leadership bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Corporate Leadership Council, and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Club.

In May 2012 Chris was invited to become a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, the professional body for corporate leaders. This honour was in recognition of his work in leading the improvement of leadership and management practice in organisations globally.