Chris is the Professor of Management Studies and Director of the Centre for Sports Business at Salford Business School. Prior to this, he was as the Dean of BPP Business School. Before that he was Dean of the Business School at Bournemouth University and Deputy Dean responsible for external affairs and business development at the Cass Business School in the City of London. Professor Brady also served in the Royal Navy for 16 years including appointments in the joint HQ intelligence cells during the first Gulf War and the Balkans crises. He currently also serves as a director and trustee of the Responsible Gambling Trust and is an independent commissioner on the FA’s Football Regulatory Authority.
He is the author of books and articles on subjects as varied as US foreign policy, British Cabinet government and, of course, business. Most recently he has produced books on management issues for the FT/Pearson imprint. These include Rules of the Game, End of the Road, and the best-selling The 90 Minute Manager. His two most recent books are The Extra Mile, which deals with employee engagement, and Intelligent M&A, an analysis of the intelligence function within the M&A process.
Professor Brady also contributes a business module to the FA’s senior pro-licence management course and is, himself, a UEFA ‘A’ Licence Coach. He 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. His recreational interests are primarily football and movies.Back to Speakers