Chris Sanders, principal, has been a banker and asset manager for 26 years, and is a visiting professor in international finance at the School of Public Administration at the University of Göteburg in Sweden. He has degrees in political science from Duke University and Arabic literature from the University of Michigan. He began his financial career as a private banker in Saudi Arabia in 1979. Since 1984, he has lived in London and worked in the international investment management industry. He founded Sanders Research Associates in 1997.
Dr Elizabeth Savage, director, co-founder and head of research of Sanders Research Associates. She is, with Chris Sanders, the developer of Sanders Research's investment research methodology, Matrix5, which analyses strategic resources, geo-political regions and policy formation. Her years as an academic bring rigour to SRA's views of the global political economy. Research areas include Middle East and North Africa, resource depletion and scenario development.
Railton Frith, head of SRA IT and technology research. From 1980 working in the UK and Silicon Valley was a founder member of the pioneering network company Zynar Systems Ltd/Nestar Systems Inc. responsible for the first generation of networks, servers and analysers incorporated into Reuters systems deployed in banks around the globe. Since 1988, as independent technical advisor, he now analyses failing network systems and acts as lead IT consultant to a number of banks and financial institutes.
John Busby is SRA's Energy Analyst. Busby has a unique background in project financing and negotiation, power generation, chemical manufacture, agriculture and food processing together with an experience of "peso" capitalism in Argentina and "rouble" communism in Russia gives his plan credibility.
In the past, he has acted as technical advisor for local protest groups engaged in public inquiries, using his background in the chemical industry and power generation to great effect. As a business development manager he was active in Eastern Europe during the breakdown of communism and witnessed the problems of uncoordinated transition to capitalism and those of the merging West and East Germany. He acted as leader and co-ordinator for the milk sector of comprehensive food supply studies undertaken for the UK Know How Fund for the Former Soviet Union in Russia and in the Ukraine.