Angel of the North

Elected Mayor David Budd, Co Chair

David is currently Elected Mayor of Middlesbrough and represents the Council on many local, city region and regional bodies. He was a Middlesbrough Councillor for over twenty years and served in a number of roles during that time. He was also Chair of the ANEC Cultural Development Task and Finish Group.

As an ex-bank manager, David has sometimes brought a different perspective to the table. He has maintained a long-standing interest in economic development and regeneration in its widest sense. He was a member of Arts Council North East and believes that the links between culture and regeneration are a great strength of the region.