Chris Sanders, managing director, has spent thirty five years in investment banking and money management, and lectured for ten years in international economics at the School of Public Administration in Gothenburg. He has degrees in political science from Duke University and in Arabic literature from the University of Michigan. He began his career in finance as a private banker in Saudi Arabia in 1979. In 1984, he moved to London where he worked in the investment management industry for twenty-six years. He founded Sanders Research Associates in 1997 and in 2009 relocated with SRA to Ireland. He contributed a chapter on Ireland’s strategic energy dilemma in Own Our Oil, published by Liberties Press, Dublin, and is the author of The Energy Dynamics of the New World Order, forthcoming from Springer.
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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. 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.