Frank Finlay has been Professor of German at the University of Leeds since 1999 and is Acting Chair of LEEDS 2023. He is recognised as a distinguished scholar in his field, with teaching and research interests in German literature and culture.
He is Director of the University’s Cultural Institute which he set up to promote collaborations between academics, students, and the arts and culture and creative industries sectors.
He takes up a new University role as Dean of Cultural Engagement in January 2020. Frank is Chair of the Board of Trustees for a number of arts organisations and is a keen amateur musician.