Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees

Mayor
Bristol, United Kingdom

Marvin was elected Mayor of Bristol in May 2016. As Mayor he sits as one of the leaders of the U.K. Core Cities and on the Steering Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayor’s. He worked previously in public health, as a BBC broadcast journalist and radio presenter and for the international development agency Tearfund. He is a popular public speaker on issues of race, class, faith and social mobility. In 2012 Marvin founded the The City Leadership Programme, a Yale World Fellows inspired program which targets and equips high ability, high aspiration young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds for national and global leadership. He is a graduate of Operation Black Vote (OBV), a national program designed to support people from black minority ethnic backgrounds as they try to move into public leadership. OBV suggest he is Europe’s first directly elected Mayor of African descent.

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