Leadership & employee engagement Speaker

Meet Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck, Leadership and Employee Engagement Speaker
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Who is Chris Roebuck?

Chris Roebuck is a British economist and hands on leader who has spent over 30 years developing senior leaders in organizations of all sizes to be more successful.

His combination of personal leadership experience in the military, business, and public sector, gives him unique insight to be a globally recognised expert speaker on transformational leadership.

Chris inspires leaders to unleash the power of their own experience to deliver what their organisation needs via a simple 3 step system. Through interaction, case studies, hard data, psychology, neuroscience and insights from his broad career everyone leaves with an action plan to turn their ideas into success.


One of HRs Most Influential Thinkers 10 times in Annual Awards

Honoured with Companionship of Chartered Management Institute
Hon Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership

Chris Roebuck Most Influential Award 2018
Chris Roebuck Awards
Chris Roebuck, Leadership Speaker

Chris Roebuck's Achievements

Developed over 21,000 leaders through his inspirational keynotes and masterclasses

5 books published including 1st book on Strategic Leadership development – get the best selling book, “Lead To Succeed“

Honorary Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership

Neuroscience Certified Executive Coach

Delivered 281 impactful keynotes in 28 countries

Over 350 TV interviews, including BBC, CNN and CNBC; giving insight on business and leadership issues

Has been featured on numerous podcasts with over 40,000 listeners

Quoted in top global publications, including Wall Street Journal, FT, New York Times, Washington Post and Harvard Business Review

Ideas referenced 130+ times by top leadership & business thinkers in their publications

Chris Roebuck's Story

Chris Roebuck’s combination of financial training, personal leadership experience in the military, business and public sector, much of it developing senior leaders, gives him unique insight as a globally recognised expert on delivering organisational success.

Using business case studies, psychology, neuroscience, and insights from his career Chris inspires leaders with interaction to unleash the power of their own experience and potential to deliver what their organisation needs via a simple 3 step system.

In over 200 inspirational keynotes he has helped over 21,000 leaders from over 650 organisations globally be more successful to beat their objectives, beat their challenges and build the future and, more recently, in a way that defuses their Great Resignation “People Time Bomb” and optimises hybrid working to enhance performance, wellbeing & retention and potentially add 10% to bottom line for free.

After Chris worked on the top team at London Underground, the London subway, leading the creation of a partnership culture during a part privatisation & restructure working with management, employees & Government. He then helped KPMG set up a leadership enterprise and led Management Development at HSBC Investment Bank. His work there was so impactful he was asked to join UBS to help build a strategic leadership team of 500 for the newly created global bank as Global Head of Leadership. The creation of UBS is now a Harvard Case study.

Chris subsequently helped the UK National Health Service, 1.4m staff, create their first nationwide talent and leadership identification systems and was commissioned to write a report for UK Government on developing leadership in NHS.

Chris also helps even expert professional leaders get better delivering a 1 Day Masterclass on “Leadership Integrity” to 300 senior military officers and civil servants at the UK Defence Academy and also to speak on leadership at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

He was co author of first book on strategic leadership development, has published 4 books on leadership one of which was translated into 11 languages, has been on the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers 10 times in annual awards and developed senior executives from multiple sectors as Hon Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Bayes Business School. Chris was on a Government Expert panel on boosting Employee Engagement across sectors via the Engage for Success report and initiative. His insights have been quoted by over 130 other leadership and business experts in their articles and professional journal publications. He was awarded Companionship of the Chartered Management Insititute in recognition of his work developing leadership globally.

Chris has written over 100 articles including for Newsweek, CEO and CFO magazines, HR Magazine, Health Service Journal and many others. He has been quoted as a business leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, FT, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Washington Post and many other titles. He has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other channels. His “Perspectives from the Top” podcast has listeners in over 60 countries.

Chris Roebuck, Leadership and Employee Engagement Speaker

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Whether it’s a keynote for your organisation’s leaders, executive coaching or team development for yourself, working with Chris and his team is simple, straightforward and practical.