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Chris Brady

London, UK
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Expert in business and talent management

Professor of Management Studies, Salford University’s Centre for Sports Business

Best-selling author on business

“One of the most well-known and innovative business school professors in the UK” Financial Times

Chris Brady is Professor of Management Studies at Salford University’s Centre for Sports Business and also acts in an advisory capacity to HE institutions and private equity firms. An expert in football business and finance, his current research interest focuses on all aspects of the business of sport.

Previously Chris served as the Dean of BPP Business School from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining BPP, he was Dean of Bournemouth Business School and head of external relations and business development at the Cass Business School in the City.

He is the author of books on subjects as varied as US foreign policy, British cabinet government and, of course, business. He has produced several books on management issues, including “Rules of the Game” (2000), “End of the Road” (2005), and the best-selling “The 90-Minute Manager” (2006). In this book he and his co-author used lessons from football to tackle key management issues such as: What are the best strategies for dealing with brilliant but erratic people? Does the best manager have to be both a great strategist and an inspirational motivator? What will make top talent want to work for you? His two most recent books are “The Extra Mile” (2007), which deals with employee engagement, and “Intelligent M&A” (2011), an analysis of the intelligence function within the M&A process.

Chris is a regular contributor to BBC TV News, Sky Business News, Radio 5; he is also an occasional contributor to BBC Newsnight and a variety of other news media outlets.

Chris has had a varied working life, ranging from a line-worker at Chrysler in Detroit to managing a bookmaker’s shop, from a land surveyor to a semi-professional footballer. He also served in the Royal Navy for 16 years, including appointments in the joint HQ intelligence cells during the first Gulf War and the Balkan crises.

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