Chris Roebuck – Keynote Speaker

Professor of Transformational Leadership

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Specialist Subjects

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Organisational Change
  • Transformation
  • Talent and HR Management
  • Legal and Risk Management through Culture
  • Employee Engagement and Inspiration


  • English


Chris Roebuck has a unique experience and approach that helps leaders, teams and organisations understand how they can reach their full potential and be successful.

Over 35 years Roebuck has developed this new approach to success via his unique experience as a successful corporate leader, having developed leaders and leadership in major global organisations and SMEs to enable both personal and organisational success. He has also worked in government and public sectors on major change and leadership projects from UK National Health Service and local Government to London Underground

Roebuck is also regarded as one of the most influential HR thinkers and is Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London researching what delivers success. Roebuck has also been a military leader, serving as a military officer leading and inspiring people in challenging environments via a “serve to lead” ethos.

Chris Roebuck shows how simple, practical day to day actions can be taken to quickly deliver real improvements at all levels; individual, team and organisation. It enables people to immediately make a real difference implementing simple actions based on their own experience.

His first book on leadership published in 2000 took this approach and was translated into 11 languages as a result. When Global Head of Leadership at UBS, 70,000 staff & 100 countries, his team helped the bank transform organisational performance to increase profitability by 235%, market capitalisation by 50% and win awards. This is now a Harvard Case Study.

Chris Roebuck is an economist and therefore fully understands the financial success that can be delivered via inspiring leaders. He has great breadth of experience across function, sector, culture and geography, from having held senior roles in UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground to advising legal firms and construction, from the UK National Health Service of 1.4m staff and UK Government to the Red Cross in Myanmar, from Investment banks in London to Middle East Telecoms, from the Chinese Space Programme to retail in USA.

Chris has been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times, Business Week, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Times of India, Straits & Gulf Times and many other titles. He judges business awards and has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business on BBC, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Zazeera, CNBC & CNN. Chris is recognised as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers regularly since 2010 by the HR profession.

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