Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Norwich City Council
Political grouping: Labour
Alan Waters was elected leader of Norwich City Council in May 2015. He was first elected to the council in May 1988 and served as council leader 1993 -1998. Other positions held have included portfolio holder for finance & deputy leader.
By profession, a background in education having worked as a teacher at comprehensive schools in London, Australia and Norfolk. Alan is a member of the South East Board of the Arts Council; an executive member of the Key Cities Group- where he holds the culture portfolio and represented Key Cities on the Creative Cities Commission (2018-19). Alan is the vice-chair of the National Writers Centre, and a board member of the New Anglia LEP. Since 2018 he has been a Visiting Fellow at South Bank University and a Board member of the Journal “Local Economy” (2013 -).