Councillor Jackie O’Quinn is the current Mayor of Brighton & Hove. She was elected at the Annual Council meeting on 25 May 2023.
The mayor will be supported in her duties by her daughter Rachael O'Quinn, who takes the role of Mayoral Consort.
The mayor is the first citizen of Brighton & Hove and undertakes an important ceremonial role in and outside the city. However, this role is different from some mayors and lord mayors such as the elected Mayor of London. The mayor of Brighton & Hove is not directly elected by the people and therefore holds no direct power.
The mayor is politically neutral when carrying out all the mayoral duties.
The current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Mohammed Asaduzzaman. He was also elected at the Annual General Meeting on 25 May 2023.