Chris Saunders MPhil, MBA, BA Hons.Senior Teaching Fellow, PhD student
Director, Executive MBA
Board Member: Bolton at Home
MBA Core Course: FMBA 514 Global Society and Responsible Management
MBA Core Course: FMBA 520 Leading Mindfully
MSc in Leadership, Practice and Responsibility: Conscious Capitalism
Responsible leadership on Executive Education programmes
PhD topic: Distilling wisdom: how leaders develop and use practical wisdom to ope in everyday situations.
MPhil in Critical Management (Lancaster)MBA (Lancaster)BA (Hons) in Ancient History (Newcastle upon Tyne)
I am the Director of the Executive MBA in the UK, Ghana and Malaysia. I teach leadership and responsibility, and have published a textbook on Leadership with Oxford University Press (2nd edition). I was the Director of the Full-time MBA from 2010-2015.
I am a Board member and former audit committee chair of Bolton at Home, a social housing business with 1,000 + employees. I have served on the leadership team of my local church and lead church youth groups.
My journey to Lancaster included jobs with a variety of public and private sector businesses - EDS, Hounslow Council and as General Manager of a successful small business, the Golden Hinde Educational Museum Ship, a fully working replica of Sir Francis Drake’s 16th century sailing ship. I managed all aspects of the business as the ship moved from port to port around the UK, and then spent two years setting the company up as a successful business in London.
I came to Lancaster to do the Full-time MBA, and became a founding member of the External Relations team and Deputy Director of the Full-time MBA programme. During this time I brokered LUMS membership of Business in the Community, and developed the teaching of corporate social responsibility across the school.