Professor Akintoye joins Leeds Beckett on 1 June 2017 from the University of Central Lancashire where he is currently Director of Research and Innovation in the College of Science and Technology.
Professor Akintoye brings with him an international reputation for research in the areas of construction, risk management and procurement, construction estimating and modelling, construction economics, and construction inventory management. He has had leadership roles overseeing the research activities of both the University of Central Lancashire and Glasgow Caledonian. He brings an international perspective, having held the posts of: Visiting Professor to the Department of Civil Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, what was his role at the Department of Building and Real Estate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a distinguished scholar to the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Speaking about his new role, Professor Akintoye said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed as the Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett. I am looking forward to using my experience of working in large and complex organisations to provide leadership for the School as we continue to be committed to delivering excellence in high quality teaching and research. I’m also excited about working together with staff, students and our stakeholder community to make a real difference.”
Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett, added: We are delighted to welcome Professor Akintoye to Leeds Beckett University. He is a distinguished academic and professional practitioner who will enrich our School of Built Environment and Engineering, building on our excellent reputation.”