Professor Chris Roebuck

Expert On Delivering Success To Businesses

Chris Roebuck is an expert on delivering success not just leadership. He shows individual leaders and organisations how performance can be quickly increased to add value, serve customers better, build brand and boost bottom line by 10% + at no cost using knowledge they already have. This unique experience has enabled Chris develop an innovative, entrepreneurial and highly effective new approach for leaders and organisations to achieve their full potential and deliver bottom-line success: I CARE Leadership.

Chris shows how simple, practical day to day actions can be taken to quickly deliver real improvements at all levels; individual, team and organisation. Those attending can then immediately make a real difference implementing simple actions based on their own experience they will have identified working with Chris. For example, one organisation who implemented I CARE Leadership increased the number of staff happy to recommend it as “a great place to work” to friends or family in 2 years from 40% to 82%, and increased revenue by 40%.

Chris is an economist so 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. From  Project Managers to HR Directors, from Risk & Legal Officers to Finance Directors, from Beijing, New York, Dubai, Rome, Singapore, Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Calcutta, Oman to Hong Kong.

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% and market capitalisation by 50% and win many awards. Chris has been quoted as a leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, Financial Times, 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 has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business issues on BBC channels, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Zazeera, ITV, CNBC & CNN.

Chris has been recognised as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers regularly since 2010 by the HR profession and invited to be a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management in recognition of this development of leaders and leadership around the world.

To book Chris Roebuck as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Absolutely loved the keynote of Chris Roebuck on HR entrepreneurship. I find his style high energy, high impact, really interesting insights. Thanks Chris great presentation.” – Senior Business School leader – HR360 Conference

“Chris, I enjoyed an incredibly inspiring and rewarding ‘leading with integrity’ seminar with you at the UK Defence Academy in March 2016, which I continue to use as inspiration for leading my own high performing teams at sea. As it happens, tomorrow I am using it as inspiration to conduct a workshop with a group of about 10 officers and senior NCOs. We are deployed on operations on the other side of the world in the Asia Pacific on a 10-month deployment, far from home and on strategic tasking – leading and inspiring people could not be more important.” – Senior Royal Navy Office

“Chris brings simplicity to complex challenges to that give clarity and confidence to senior leaders ultimately enabling them to create a forward-thinking organisation. His vast experience is important as this audience has done their MBAs, been to numerous conferences and seen all the models so Chris innovative and engaging approach is perfect.” – Course Director, Strategic Leaders Programme – Irish Management Institute

“Chris delivered a great presentation to an invited group of CEOs and Finance Directors that engaged and challenged their thinking. He presented a powerful business case backed up with proven data and followed up with practical ideas for action that deliver a return on investment critical for credibility with this audience. The feedback was excellent and we hope to work with Chris again in the future.” – Finance Practice Leader, Search Consultancy – Client event

“Sometimes our events work really well – a mixture of content/speaker/audience.
Last night was one of those nights – I think you smashed it! And although the case study is of a global bank most of the lessons seem global and are applicable in many organisations – very relevant.” – Partner, Change Consultancy

“I was profoundly impacted by the presentation. Thanks so much for inspiring me to b more authentic, take it to my team and be more profitable.” – SME leader, Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference

“It was absolutely excellent, engaging with some laughs that ended the day on a very big high. Thanks so much.” – Event organiser – HR Conference

“Really enjoyed Chris keynote, very good ideas, particularly liked the fact that he backed up what he said with proven data, great presentation, thank you Chris.” – Director, Dublin Institute of Technology – Agile Business Conference

“Just had a very inspirational talk from Chris. We talked about how simple leadership is breaking it down into simple components of things people can do anytime. Coupled with the compelling evidence that Chris gave it really sets us up to go out and create the we culture which is a task we can now enthusiastically take on.” – Director – Launch of Irish National Health Service Leadership Academy