Councillor Ian Ward
Deputy Leader, Birmingham City Council
A councillor for more than 18 years, Ian was appointed Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council in May 2012. In this role, his portfolio includes finances, human resources and performance improvement. He shares responsibility for Art and Culture with the Leader and has been Deputy Leader of the Labour Group since 2005.
Ian is a board member of several joint or external organisations covering economic, educational and sporting facilities in the city and region, including the Library of Birmingham Strategic Board. Ian has a keen interest in the arts and sport. He enjoys cycling and is a member of Moseley Rugby Club.