Munira Mirza is the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture. She advises the Mayor on his priorities for culture and education and leads the delivery of key programmes, including £40m Education and Youth investment in London. Munira has worked for a range of cultural and charitable organisations including the Royal Society of Arts, the independent think tank Policy Exchange and Tate. In 2009 she completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent. She has written and broadcast about social policy in the UK, including race relations, culture and education. Munira is a member of Arts Council England, London Area Council; the Royal College of Music Council; and the boards of the Institute of Contemporary Art.