Councillor Brenda Arthur was appointed as leader of Norwich city council in May 2011.
For 17 years, Councillor Arthur was chief executive of Age Concern Norwich (now Age UK).
As leader of the council Brenda strongly believes in collaboration with residents and partners to work together to keep the city clean and safe, culturally vibrant and economically buoyant in difficult times.
Brenda is cabinet member for city of character and culture and prosperous city. The council, under Brenda’s leadership is signed up to the Hate Free Norfolk campaign, which aims to stand up for the rights of everyone to live free from hate. In 2013, Brenda became the council’s member champion for mental health, and is committed to seeking mental health awareness across the city, promoting good mental health, and influencing partners to reduce inequalities.
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