Chris Roebuck, Organisational success advisor, Hon visiting professor of transformational leadership, Cass Business School


Chris Roebuck
Chris Roebuck, Organisational success advisor, Hon visiting professor of transformational leadership, Cass Business School
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Chris Roebuck is a stalwart of the HRMI Thinkers list having appeared no fewer than 9 times since 2009 including this year.

Chris consistently adds value to the profession year on year via not only helping HR professionals directly but also by enabling CEOs and senior line mangers better understand how HR can add value for them.

Chris has been both a line manager and an HR practitioner. He has been in leadership roles in the military, business and government so truly understands how thinkers ideas must deliver practical success and return on investment. Roebuck was previously global head of leadership at HSBC Investment Bank and UBS, where leading edge projects won awards and are now part of a Harvard Case study on delivering business success through people. The mentoring & coaching programme he initiated in UBS has also been used as a best practice case study in various books.

Chris broad experience also encompasses London Underground, HSBC, working with SMEs, the NHS and local government, so he has seen the best and the worst that both leaders and HR deliver to their people.

His approach blends the use of case studies, research data, neuroscience and consumer behaviour with simple day to day practicality that delivers proven results in the real world. Most audiences he speaks to and works with globally are not HR but senior leaders where he sets out a compelling business case and simple actions to unleash personal potential and for partnering with HR for success – thus getting business leaders to want to proactively work with HR which then makes HRs task significantly easier.

He also helps HR audiences understand how best to “sell” what they do by showing how to maximise the performance via creating a “we not me” culture which can get 30% more effort from 60% of people, focus that onto what delivers success and potentially add 10% to bottom line.

From law firms in London to the Red Cross in Myanmar and the Chinese Space programme, from telecoms in Muscat to retail leaders in New York, Rome and UAE, from fund managers in London to HRDs in Chennai and Dubai, Roebuck bridges the gap between HR and the rest of the organisation to help both perform better and to work together in true partnership to deliver greater success. Chris also gets his ideas across via his writing & TV; his first book on leadership was translated into 11 languages, he co-authored the first book on strategic leadership development, he regularly writes for HR Magazine and has been interviewed on TV over 350 times as a business and leadership expert.

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