We’re delighted to welcome newly-elected Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin to open the Creative Sector Industry Day. Tracy will reflect on her previous work as part of the Labour Shadow Cabinet, in which she produced a report examining the Conservative government’s running of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the policies and initiatives on which she ran her Mayoral bid.

With her appointment as West Yorkshire’s first mayor at a time of unprecedented change, Tracy will share how she sees the creative sector playing a part in the post-pandemic economic recovery of the region, and how infrastructure and nurturing regional talent are essential for making West Yorkshire a cultural hub.