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Professor Chris Brady

Chris Brady

BEd MSc PhD MIPD FCIM
Professor of Management Studies

Professor Brady is the Director of the Centre for Sports Business. Additionally, he holds several other professional positions. He is non-executive director of GSM London a for-profit higher educational business and CEO of Axiomatix Ltd, an HE advisory consultancy. He also acts as an independent commissioner on the Football industry, he is a member of the League Managers’ Association’s (LMA) Leadership and Education Advisory Board.

His working life has been varied having been a line-worker at Chrysler in Detroit, manager a bookmaker’s shop, worked as a land surveyor, a semi-professional footballer, a naval office and a management consultant. Professor Brady is ideally positioned to advise in our Business School having worked in senior position in both the state and for-profit sectors in HE. Prior to joining the University of Salford Chris was Dean at the BPP Business School. He was previously Dean of Bournemouth University’s Business School and deputy dean responsible for external affairs and business development at the Cass Business School in the City of London.

Before his academic career, Chris served 16 years in the Royal Navy where he had appointments in the join headquarters intelligence cells during the first Gulf war and the Balkans crises.

Chris has authored books and articles on subjects as varied as US foreign policy, British cabinet government and, of course, business. Most recently he produced a book in collaboration with Carol Ancelotti, the current head coach at Bayern Munich, on Quiet Leadership. Previous books and the best-selling The 90 Minute Manager. His two most recent books on other business issues are, The Extra Mile, which deals with employee engagement, and Intelligent M&A, an analysis of the intelligence function within the mergers and acquisitions process.

Professor Brady also contributes a business module to the Football Association’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, BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio 4, as well as being an occasional contributor to BBC Newsnight and a variety of other news media outlets. Chris’ recreational interests are primarily football and the movies.