Councillor Gul Nawaz was elected as Mayor at the annual council meeting on Monday 20 May 2019.
His granddaughter Amreen will be Mayoress. Councillor Diane Lamb was named Deputy Mayor.
Gul arrived in Peterborough from Kashmir at the age of 13.
After attending Eastholm Secondary School, he joined Barron-Clark Steel.
He has always worked in Peterborough for various private and public sector organisations, including Peterborough District Hospital.
Gul has been a committed member of the local community and he was first elected to the city council in May 2002, representing the Ravensthorpe Ward.
He has remained elected in the ward and this is a clear demonstration of Gul's determination and dedication to his locality.
Gul applies his commitment and passion to all community work, ensuring Peterborough residents get the best service possible from our council.
As a Mayor and Mayoress, Gul and Amreen stand for all community groups and individuals and they aim to represent people and groups whose voice would normally go unheard.
In his role as Mayor, Gul's focus is on continuing to strengthen community cohesion and to become a symbol for every community.
This will ensure Peterborough is a place to proudly live in and every individual and group is proud to live and work together.
The Mayor’s charities for 2019/2020 are: Little Miracles, Carers Trust Peterborough and Friends of Peterborough Hospitals.