Robina Chatham
About Robina

Robina qualified as both Mechanical Engineer and Neuroscientist. She started her career in the shipbuilding industry, where she pioneered the introduction of computing to the shop floor. Robina subsequently followed a career in IT, which culminated in the position of European CIO for a leading merchant bank.

In 1996, Robina joined Cranfield School of Management as a Lecturer in Management Information Systems, where she created the acclaimed and in some cases life-changing programme: Organisational Politics and IT Management.

Robina now runs her own consultancy and training company, and is also a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and a Research Associate for the LEF (Leading Edge Forum). Her prime focus is on helping senior managers to develop political acumen, to master the art of influencing others, and hence increase their personal impact at board level. Other areas of specialism include the building of high-performance teams and relationship management.

Previous clients include

Allen Overy
Argos
BAE Systems
Barclays Bank
BASF
Birmingham University
Boeringer Ingelheim
British Airways
British Antarctic Survey
British Energy
British Library
BT
Cambridge University
Cardiff University
Carphone Warehouse
Christian Aid

Diageo
Dupont
Edinburgh University
Ericsson
Fidelity Investments
First Group
Friesland Campina
Greene King
Impellam Group
John Lewis
Lebara
Merck Group
Micro Focus
MOD
Network Rail

NHS
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinnacle Insurance
Raytheon
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Mail
RSPB
Siemens
States of Jersey
Transport for London
UBS
Unilever
United Nations
Whirlpool
Zurich Financial Services

Thank you so much for such a stellar keynote! You did a terrific job enlightening and entertaining them! Your interactive style was fabulous. Our attendees gave you rave reviews (no surprise) as did the Cutter crew.

Cutter Consortium, Annual Summit, Boston

The expectation of who I am and why I am like what I am was a revelation. Certain individuals who I had found particularly difficult in the past are now putty in my hands.

IT Director, Financial Services

As a result of your work identifying and addressing the communication issues within the group, the entire team is now focused on achieving the company’s commercial goals. We now get approximately twice the work done than before and it is nice to see these people smiling in the office again.

Richard Simpson, World Wide Vice President of Sales, Micro Focus

Robina is an inspirational speaker who delivers true value — her presentation was engaging, stimulating and really useful. She clearly knows her stuff and mixes the practical and the theoretical well. Best session yet!

IT Directors’ Forum, on board the cruise ship Aurora

I am now able to build successful relationships with just about anyone in any context.

Managing Director, Retail

Robina’s work was a tremendous find for us. It was the best course we had ever been on, and some said it had changed their lives!

Peter Elcock, Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Bank

The best presentation and presenter I have ever seen — stimulating throughout. Awesome in content and delivery — entertaining, constructive, caring and relaxed.

UCISA-CISG Annual Conference, York

It was the key to me winning the biggest contract ever — I now specialise in that market sector.

Managing Director, IFA

A stunning experience; this was probably the most life-changing week I’ve ever had — I hope I can build on it!

Tony Piper, IT Director, Pinnacle Insurance