The Mayor of Redditch
Cllr. Salman Akbar.
I am Salman Akbar, the newly elected Mayor for Redditch. I am also the elected member for Crabbs Cross at Redditch Borough Council and for Redditch North at Worcestershire County Council. I live in Redditch with my wife Abia and our three young children - our daughters, Anaya and Rumaysa and our son, Izaan.
Outside of my councillor role, I have a background in IT and have worked in both the private and public sector. I am currently self-employed and run my own IT consultancy in Redditch.
I am humbled to have been elected the Mayor of Redditch. It is a privilege to be elected and I am keen to engage with local groups and communities. I intend to represent our town to the best of my ability and work with our community groups, businesses and local people to continue to promote out town and make Redditch even better.
I would love to engage with you - whether you are a local school, business, local group or charity, I can’t wait to see what you are doing. Those of you that are having special birthdays, making charity events happen, working to change lives or volunteering quietly. I’m really looking forward to getting out and meeting people. If you are among those people making Redditch the brilliant place that we’re all proud to call home, then I can’t wait to meet you.