Robina Chatham BSc PhD MIMechE CEng

Cranfield School of Management

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Dr. Robina Chatham

Visiting Fellow


Robina Chatham


  • Corporate politics
  • The art of influencing
  • International collaboration
  • Relationship management

Robina qualified as both Mechanical Engineer and Neuroscientist. Her career commenced within the shipbuilding industry, where she pioneered the introduction of computing onto the shop floor. Robina subsequently followed a career in IT, which culminated in the position of European IT Director 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. 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. In 2008 Robina was a medallist for the BSC IT industry award “IT Consultant of the Year”.

Robina has authored three books “Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to get Streetwise”, published by Butterworth Heinemann; “Changing the IT Leader’s Mindset: Time for Revolution rather than Evolution” published by IT Governance and “30 questions that unlock management” also published by IT Governance.

Management Themes

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