Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Abi Brown was first elected to Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 2010, and has been Leader of the Council since May 2019, as well as holding the Corporate Resources, Strategy & Partnerships portfolio. Prior to that, she was Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Partnerships from May 2015.
Abi enjoys leading big projects, and alongside her current role, is also the Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s housing company, Fortior, and a board member of its Registered Provider arm. She is Chairman of the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone project board, one of the most successful EZs in the country, a project she has led since inception. Abi also led Stoke-on-Trent’s shortlisted bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021, as well as bringing the Poppies: Weeping Window to the city in 2018.
A familiar speaker at regional and national events, Abi’s interests include all aspects of regeneration.
She balances being a councillor with looking after her two school age children and naughty pet dog.