Chris RoebuckVisiting Professor of Transformational Leadership
Cass Business School
Chris Roebuck is Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London. He has held senior roles at UBS,HSBC and KPMG, has served in the British Army, and is one of the top 15 Human Resources (HR) thinkers in Europe.
As Global Head of Leadership at UBS, he helped deliver leadership and development strategies, resulting in one of the most successful corporate transformations to date. The UBS Strategy Project is now a Harvard Business School Case Study on transforming organisational performance. A sought after advisor and leading authority on entrepreneurial,engaging, ethical and effective leadership, Prof Roebuck shares his insights and vast experience to give audiences a simple route to rapidly become a member of the elite group of truly effective, inspiring and respected leaders in their organisation, today and in the future.
This is achieved via his new approach to leadership – Mach 2 – that has been described by a leading Professor of Psychology as a “breakthrough” in thinking and which Harvard Business Review have interviewed him about in Beijing. He has advised major global organisations at board level on improving performance through their people,including the UK National Health Service (1.4m staff), global banks and law firms, and organisations in sectors such as logistics, consultancy, transport,engineering and healthcare, even the Chinese Space Corporation. Local governments and non-profits, including the Red Cross, have also benefited from his expertise.
As Global Head of Leadership at UBS (80,000 staff, 130 countries), his projects helped the bank to win Best Company for Leaders in Europe 2005, Best New Global Leadership Academy, and several Excellence Awards. He achieved this by developing Entrepreneurial Leadership and Entrepreneurial HR in particular. During this period, organisational performance was increased by+15%, boosting profits and market capitalisation. Prof Roebuck also developed anew business initiative that delivered $12.5m extra revenue for the bank by identifying new business opportunities through developing Entrepreneurial Leadership.