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Mayor Joanne Anderson is the Mayor of Liverpool. She was elected after serving as a councillor for two years and is Liverpool’s first female Mayor and the first black woman to be directly elected as a Mayor in the UK. Mayor Joanne has nearly three decades of experience as an equality, diversity and inclusion practitioner and is passionate about social enterprises and businesses with purpose. She set up the first black social enterprise community consultancy in Liverpool in 2000 and has also worked as a civil servant as the community engagement policy lead within the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mayor Joanne is passionate about tackling climate change and it is one of her priorities as Mayor. Her triple lock approach to people, planet and equality will ensure that every decision made by the council will be measured against the city’s net-zero carbon target and provide value for local people.