Chris SaundersSenior Teaching Fellow, PhD student
Senior Teaching Fellow & Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education
Chris Saunders is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the area of leadership, and is the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education.
Chris is studying for a PhD exploring how leaders distil, and deploy principles or rules of thumb in their everyday acts of leading. He is a published author, with a textbook on Leadership with Oxford University Press (2nd edition).
Chris teaches leading responsibly and CSR. The majority of his teaching is for MBA students or executive education clients.
From 2015-2019 Chris was Executive MBA Director responsible for EMBA cohorts in the UK, Ghana and Malaysia. Prior to that Chris directed the full-time MBA programme 2010-2015. Outside of Lancaster Chris was a non-executive Board member and audit committee chair of Bolton at Home, a social housing business (2010-2017). He has previously worked in variety of public and private sector businesses, including 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.
PhD topic: The principles of leaders: exploring the development of individual guiding principles used by leaders in their everyday practice.
MBA Core Course: FMBA 520 Leading Responsibly
MBA Core Course: FMBA514 Responsible Management & Ethics
Future Global Leaders
Responsible leadership on Executive Education programmes
Chief External Examiner, University of Westminster
Former Board Member: Bolton at Home
MPhil in Critical Management (Lancaster)MBA (Lancaster)BA (Hons) in Ancient History (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Senior Fellow of the HEA