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Professor Charles Egbu is a British academic who has over 25 years  experience of the UK higher education sector.

He took up appointment as vice-chancellor of Leeds Trinity University on 1st November 2020.

He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of sustainable development, construction economics, resilient communities, knowledge management in complex environment, construction project management and contract procurement.

He has attracted more than £25M of research and enterprise income from numerous research funding bodies, and published over 12 books and over 300 published academic works in journals and conference proceedings.

He obtained his first degree in Quantity Surveying at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, with First Class honours. His doctorate in construction project management was obtained from the University of Salford, UK.

He obtained Advanced Diploma in Research  Awards Supervision (APDRAS) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.

He attended Kitson College of Technology, Leeds, UK. He was also at the Federal Government College, Enugu, Nigeria, and Baptist High School, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Egbu was Pro -Vice Chancellor (Education & Experience) at the University of East London, UK; and the Dean of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, UK. He was previously at the University of Salford,UK; Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK, and University College London, UK.

In May 2017 he was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Constructors, and also received the Freedom of the City of London, UK in 2017. He was the President of the Chartered Institute of Building – CIOB (2019-2020). He was a governor, and member of the Board of London Design and Engineering UTC, UK.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS); a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA); and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was until November 2014 a Director and member of the Board of Trustees for the Association for Project Management (APM), and Chairman of the Professional Standards and Knowledge (PS&K) committee of the Association for Project Management.

He was a Member of the Peer Review College of the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC: 2011 – 2014). He was also a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC- 2006 – 2009). He also sits on many editorial boards, and national and international scientific committees to do with research in construction management, project and programme management, innovation and knowledge management, and sustainable development.

He was the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM: 2010 – 2012).

He is a Visiting Professor to a number of Universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has supervised over 30 PhD students, and examined over 100 PhD candidates world-wide. He has also acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world.

He was until 2019 a member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction’s Working Commission – CIB-W65 in Construction Management, coordinator of the CIB W102 on “Information and Knowledge Management”, and the CIB W117 on “Performance Measurement in Construction”.