Councillor Brian Wilcox JP was elected 631st Mayor of Hereford for the Municipal Year May 2012 – 2013.
Councillor Brian Wilcox was born and bred in Birmingham. After studying at Aston University, he became an Environmental Health Officer with Birmingham City Council before moving to Surrey in 1974 and then to Hereford in 1979. Whilst initially he came here for five years as a career move, he became attached to the City and has now lived here for over 30 years. He has a wife and two adult children: a daughter who lives and works in the City and a married son who has emigrated to Toronto.
When local government re-organisation took place in 1998, he took early retirement from his post as a Chief Officer with the former South Herefordshire District Council, becoming a non-Executive Director on the board of Herefordshire Health Authority as well as running his own training consultancy for several years.
He was appointed a Magistrate in 1984, and has held various related appointments both regionally and nationally. In 1999, he was appointed to sit on Employment Tribunals.
He was first elected to Herefordshire Council in 2003, holding successive Cabinet roles over the past nine years. He was elected to Hereford City Council in 2007 and currently represents the Aylestone Ward.
Besides being the Mayor of Hereford during this very important Diamond Jubilee and Olympic year, 2012 also saw the 50th anniversary of his entry into local government service.
During his Mayoral year Councillor Brian Wilcox attended almost 400 public engagements and raised £40 000 for his chosen charities.