Councillor Gary Millar will be sworn in as the new Lord Mayor of Liverpool on Wednesday 22 May.
Leith born businessman, Gary, has made Liverpool his home for the past 30 years and is proud of the city’s diverse heritage, along with its undeniable spirit and humour.
Councillor Millar said: “Growing up, I never once imagined that I would be asked to be Lord Mayor of such a fantastic city.
“I am humbled and honoured to be chosen as Liverpool’s First Citizen and I hope to work with as many people, communities, organisations and businesses as possible in order to further promote this wonderful city.”
A passionate entrepreneur, Gary firmly believes in doing your best in order to help others, his personal motto being “Pay it Forward”.
Along with his consort and Civil Partner, Steve Macfarlane, Gary is hoping to reach out to as many people as possible during his time as Lord Mayor and is looking forward to representing the city locally, nationally and internationally.
Gary has chosen to back charities tackling cancer & homelessness; to support vulnerable children and those with special educational needs and disabilities. He also wants to help create a safe haven in the city for LGBT youth.
His nominated charities include The Linda McCartney Centre, The Whitechapel Centre, Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Michael Causer Foundation, although he is keen to support all Liverpool based charities.