Geoffrey is the Director of Global Engagement and Chair Professor of Construction Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a proven track record of accomplishment in construction engineering and management and a particular interest in sustainable construction. He has led a large number of research projects with funding exceeding HK$60 million and has authored 400+ papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of the Engineering Panel of The Research Grants Council in Hong Kong and a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals in construction engineering and management and has been invited to give keynote presentations at many international conferences. He was appointed as a member of the Built Environment Panel of the Research Assessment Exercise in Hong Kong in 2006, and elected as the Chairman of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management Programs between 2014 and 2016. Administratively, he was the Interim Vice President (Student Affairs) in 2018, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment between 2007 and 2021, and Head of the Department of Building and Real Estate between 2008 and 2014.
Professionally, he is an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management. He was appointed as a member of the Advanced Construction Technologies sub-committee of the HK$1billion Construction Innovation & Technology Fund between 2018 and 2020. As a certified Value Management Facilitator (List A), he has professionally designed and facilitated 70+ value management and partnering workshops for various large and complex construction projects. He received the prestigious Presidential Citation Award from SAVE International (the premier international society in advancing and promoting the Value Methodology) in 2009 for his “energetic and engaging effort to enhance value research and education”.
Education and Academic Qualifications
- Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University
- Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Salford
- Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Value Management
- Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors