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Chris Roebuck

Business Leader and expert on Transformational & Entrepreneurial Leadership for Success

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.

To achieve this Chris has unique experience built up over 35 years during which he has been a successful :

  • Corporate leader : Developing leaders and leadership in major global organisations and SMEs to enable both personal and organisational success. Eg His work in UBS as Global Head of Talent & Leadership is part of a Harvard Case Study.
  • Governmental leader : Working in Government and public sectors on major change and leadership projects from UK National Health Service and local Government to London Underground PFI partnership.
  • Thought leader : being regularly on the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers and Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London researching what delivers success.
  • Military leader : Serving as a military officer leading and inspiring people in challenging environments via a “serve to lead” ethos.
  • Executive coach and mentor : helping senior executives be more successful across as range of different sectors.

This unique experience has enabled Chris to 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. As an 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%.

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Chris Roebuck is an economist so fully understands the financial success that can be delivered via inspiring leaders. He has a 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 over 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 every year since 2011 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.  Chris has been a member and fellow of CIPD for over 20 years.

Chris Roebuck has authored numerous books. In 2014 Chris released his most recent book, Lead to Succeed. Lead to Succeed goes beyond current leadership thinking: too often this is focused on narrow objectives, such as only maximising profits, which obstructs long-term success.  “Great leadership is about making a difference and transforming lives for the better – not just grabbing the money and running.” Lead to Succeed is about the quintessence of good leadership today and in the future. Through its novel approach, it enables leaders to inspire their people and organisations to operate at full potential. It is a unique, simple and engaging guide, and is a must read for anyone interested in becoming a successful leader.

View Chris’ Masterclass: I Care Leadership

“Great proactive support from MFL team in sourcing engagements and them making them run smoothly. Thanks”. Chris

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Achieving success in 2019 - powering your potential to succeed

It sets out 3 key steps :

1. Critical foundation - making sure you have the key foundation to be successful.
2. Getting the best from yourself and others - simple ways to inspire others to inspire you.
3. Focusing the best on what delivers success. - really focus your effort onto what makes a real difference.

At the end everyone will identify 3 actions they will take to launch their 2019 success plan that they can start tomorrow.

Change Management – improving performance every day

The secret of successful change is often lost in the complexity of planning for change where process takes over from people. Small improvements by inspired people every day remove the need for large-scale disruptive changes. Chris takes you on an inspirational journey showing change is an opportunity more than a challenge and how to ensure that people are at the centre of change, inspired to give their best every day and deliver success.

Disruption and innovation- proactively hunting opportunity for future success

In our dynamic world success only comes to organisations that are looking for opportunity and thinking of new ways to meet customer need. This requires everyone, not just those at the top, to be constantly looking for these opportunities. But they will only do so if the organisation has put in place simple steps to encourage and enable this. Chris shows how to create such a powerful innovative environment in a fun and fast-moving session.

Transformational Leadership – going up a gear for success

Few people realise that most organisations could perform significantly better with just a few simple actions. These could produce 30% more effort from 60% of people and lead to 10% more profit at no cost at all. Chris reveals these powerful actions for success in this inspirational session and helps those attending identify a key action they can implement for their own success.

How to be 25% more successful this year using what you already know !

Under pressure to perform at work we often forget our wider experience and focus on specific tasks. This actually makes it more difficult to get those tasks done because we fail to leverage the power of our own knowledge and experience. Chris shows that we all already know how to deliver super performance but we haven’t realised it. He shows how, by using our own knowledge better, we can quickly make ourselves, our teams and our organisations significantly more successful, for no cost.

Employee engagement and inspiration, innovation culture

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Chris delivered a thought provoking view of the business and leadership challenges facing our members organisations in the new world and set out some clear and simple solutions to these. Despite being a relatively short session and after a hard days work for everyone Chris inspiring ideas and interactive approach meant that even the seasoned, senior, and traditionally sceptical audience of Fellows left enthused and with practical actions they had agreed to undertake the next day. The feedback from them has been wonderful. We plan to get Chris more engaged with the Institute going forward to get his ideas to a wider audience of our Members and Fellows.

Chartered Investment & Securities Institute

With an audience of nearly 75 highly experienced Human Resources Directors and leaders it was vital to have a Chairman for the day with both the experience and gravitas to be credible. Chris not only met but exceeded this challenge. He delivered an excellent opening keynote that pushed the audience thinking on key issues for the future of the profession and then kept the day running to time concluding with a call to action that sent the audience away energised. We couldn't have asked for a more professional and inspiring Chairman.

HR Leadership Conference

I write to thank you for taking time out for our annual HR Summit 2013. Your valuable insights and interaction with the delegates has raised the bar several notches of this year's edition and my team would strive hard to keep the flag flying. The topic on "Entrepreneurial Leadership – new way of working to drive success" was one of great importance in current environment. The keynote was very interactive and audience didn't want it to end. This speaks very highly of the session composition and the insights that came out.

NASSCOM HR Conference.

Thank you so much for your time and valuable contribution to our debate on Thursday. Your chairing, coupled with insights and anecdotes on the subject matter were perfect.

Lloyds of London


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Fees & Details

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  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £3k to £7k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom



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