Chris Ford

Penrith, Cumbria, UK

After 15 years of success in running my own international mountain bike travel and training company I returned to academia, to Lancaster University and one of the UK's leading Management Schools.

My goal was to pursue my interest in studying collaboration, innovation and performance across multiple industries. This followed my completion of the prestigious Lancaster Executive MBA (gaining the award for the highest academic achievement in the process), and an offer by Distinguished Professor David Otley to supervise me through a PhD.

My research has connected me with people, industries and ideas from an incredible variety of places. Working with multiple companies in industries including global pharma, finance, the NHS and educational charities, and unravelling some of their challenges, is truly fascinating. Trying to create impact from the accumulated learning is of great importance to me, be it through publications, executive feedback or speaker engagements at major industry events.

Visit my Linkedin page for more information on papers, presentations and the value that I and my group of research collaborators are trying to generate from our work. Contact me through my email address, c.ford@lancaster.ac.uk , if you want to connect directly about research or speaker activities.

  • Work
    • Lancaster University
  • Education
    • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
    • ExecMBA (Distinction) from Lancaster University
    • Mathematics (First) from Southampton University
    • British and Scottish Cycling Leadership Tutor and Tutor-Mentor