We are delighted that long-standing Friend of the Phil Mo Marsh is the new Mayor of Brighton & Hove. She will be hosting a reception for the orchestra’s sponsors after our final concert of the season on Sun 25 March 2018, which she will be attending in her official capacity.
Moving from Leicester to attend the University of Sussex in 1965 Mo enjoyed a busy professional career in education, working as a teacher, administrator and examiner. She also served as a school governor.
Since 1995 Mo has had a distinguished career in local government and has represented her current ward, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, since 2007. She balances her civic life with her family life, spending time with her daughter and grandchildren and – in the little spare time she has – indulging her love of the arts and culture.
Mo feels immensely privileged and honoured to be chosen to represent the people of the city she holds so dear in this highest office of mayor. She sees it as the icing on the cake – her 70th birthday cake – as she celebrates over 50 years in Brighton & Hove.