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Biography: The Lord Mayor of York

A photo of the Lord Mayor and Mayoress in front of a fireplace and coat of arms.

The Lord Mayor and Mayoress of York
Photo credit: Furmoto Photography

Councillor David Carr BSc FRICS is the Lord Mayor of York for the civic year of 2022 to 2023.

David has been the City of York ward councillor for Copmanthorpe since 2015 and a Copmanthorpe Parish Councillor since 2010. He was Leader of the City of York Council from 2016 to 2018. David is married to Lynda and they have a grown up son and 2 grandchildren.

David has a degree in Surveying and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He retired in 2008 after a career spent in property development and investment, and urban regeneration.

He began his career in the property investment arm of Commercial Union Assurance, now part of Aviva, and subsequently held a number of senior management positions in both the private and public sectors including Property Director at Yorkshire Electricity Plc, and Northern England Projects Director at the Government’s Urban Regeneration Agency, now the Homes and Communities Agency.

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