/  Councillor Luthfur Rahman
Councillor Luthfur Rahman, guest speaker at Pods Up North.

Councillor Luthfur Rahman

Councillor Luthfur Rahman is Executive Member for Skills, Culture & Leisure for Manchester City Council. He is a strong advocate for the role of culture in the development of the city and believes that all members of the community should be able to participate in the broadest range of cultural activities. He initiated the city’s first Culture Awards in 2019 and the Festival of Manchester – a large scale community event in Platt Fields park, which showcased the vibrancy and diversity of culture and creativity in the city.

Previously Luthfur served as the Assistant Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Neighbourhoods, Environment, Finance and HR and was also Lead Member for Race.

Luthfur works very closely with the community supporting various voluntary organisations and charities; he is particularly passionate about empowering young people and women. To further these goals, he is a board member of the Young Foundations Uprising programme, Manchester International Festival, HOME, Young Manchester, OnSide and the National Football Museum.

Luthfur was awarded the Community Champion of the Year at the LGIU Councillor Awards for 2011 and is an Entrepreneur and qualified Financial Adviser.