Chris SaundersSenior Teaching Fellow, PhD student
Director, Executive MBA: UK, Ghana & Malaysia
Chief External Examiner, University of Westminster
Former Board Member: Bolton at Home
MBA Core Course: FMBA 520 Leading Mindfully
EMBA Core Course: EMBA571 Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
MBA Core Course: FMBA514 Responsible Management & Ethics
MBA Core Course: FMBA523 Core Capabilities: Blog tutor
Responsible leadership on Executive Education programmes
PhD topic: The principles of leaders: exploring the development of individual guiding principles used by leaders in their everyday practice.
MPhil in Critical Management (Lancaster)MBA (Lancaster)BA (Hons) in Ancient History (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Senior Fellow of the HEA
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.
From 2010-2017 I was a Board member and 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.