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Chris Roebuck:  an innovative, entrepreneurial and highly effective speaker

Chris is a highly respected and much listened to business speaker who brings an innovative and inspirational approach to thinking about leadership, in a way which enables people to take control of their world as leaders in work. 

His proven approach and presentation enhances the understanding of key drivers of performance for both individuals and organisations, and  uses credible data and the audience's own experiences to show what those drivers are, and how to employ them for improved business performance. 

Chris encourages individuals to take immediate action by better using simple and readily known day to day actions and techniques to significantly improve performance of themselves as individuals, their teams and their organisations.

Requires no investment or course of study these changes can be effected immediately, providing you with;

• More effective leadership/ management capabilities 

• More rewarding time at work Increase potential for reward, recognition, promotion

• Improved life/work balance

Chris has received consistent high level feedback from organisations globally, and he takes time to tailor his message to meet organisations own needs and key objectives. Chris is defined by clear simple and inspiring messages that resonate and promote action and positive change back in the organisation.

Chris is flexible in his delivery style and can provide different formats to meet organisations needs, including one hour keynotes, 2 hour workshops, full day or two day  Masterclasses. 

In addition to helping high level business leaders, Chris is experienced in tailoring content directly to match the needs of different organisational functions, and to address differentiated audiences – HR, finance, marketing, pr and communications, risk managers and customer service teams.    

To support his platform work Chris has an implementation handbook "Lead to Succeed" available for purchase. He also provides additional services such as advisory, self assessment diagnostics and mentoring to ensure implementation where appropriate.

Key topics and audiences covered:

CEOs, Boards and Non Executives  

 "Being a successful strategic leader as well as an operational one"   

"Leveraging the drivers of success most organisations miss" 

"The NEDs guide to critical human capital issues" 

General leadership groups

 "Unleash your potential for success"

"Beating the competition in just 2 steps" 

"Inspirational leadership – key to success" 


 "Creating success through innovative thinking" 

"Enabling breakthrough innovation via breakthrough leadership"

"How effective leadership drives significantly better innovation in organisations" 


 "Successful change – 2 steps to making it work then stick – I CARE"   

80% of change or initiatives never reach potential this helps leaders dramatically improve this  


 "Boosting bottom line by 10% for no cost  - in just 2 steps". 

"Finance Director as a strategic leader." – finance directors 

"Leadership success as a driver of investment performance" – investment/ asset mangers   

Customer Focus 

 "Maximising customer service -  in just 2 steps" 

"inspiring your people to deliver best customer service" 

Brand and Marketing 

 "Every employee as a Brand ambassador – your route to success". 

"Marketing's greatest secret asset – your employees – unleash the power" 

 Mergers,  acquisitions and integration 

 "Successful mergers and integration through inspirational leadership – being the best of both". 

Human Resources 

 "Human Resources as a catalyst for business success" 

Risk management / legal 

"The ultimate operational risk and legal solution"

"Effective risk management through culture not process" 

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 in just two steps. His innovative and inspiring approach shows everyone that they already know what delivers success but just don’t recognise it.  Once they do by using simple actions they can quickly transform performance. This adds investor value, serves customers better, builds the brand and boosts bottom line by 10% + at no cost and even supports effective risk management and cost efficiency. 

 Chris has an enviable   base of experience and business success, 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, including his work in UBS as Global Head of Talent & Leadership which is now 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 initiatives   

• Thought leader: 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 become more successful across as range of different sectors.

• Author: of successful and high impact business help publications  

This experience has enabled Chris develop an innovative, entrepreneurial and highly effective new approach for leaders and organisations to achieve 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. Successes include 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’s first book on leadership was published in 2000 and was translated into 11 languages. 

As 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. It is now a Harvard Case Study. 

As an Economist Chris fully understands the financial success that can be delivered via inspiring leadership. 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, ranging from the UK National Health Service of 1.4m staff and UK Government to the Red Cross in Myanmar, and from Investment banks in London to Middle East Telecoms. His experience extends to the Chinese Space Programme to retail in USA, and he has worked in Beijing, New York, Dubai, Rome, Singapore, Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Calcutta, Oman and Hong Kong. 

Chris has been quoted as a 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 has appeared in over 350 media interviews on leadership and business issues including BBC channels, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, ITV, CNBC & CNN. 

Chris has been recognised as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers regularly since 2010 by the HR profession.