Cllr Alex Ganotis has been leader of Stockport Council since May 2016, when Labour became the largest Group on the Council. He leads the first Labour administration in Stockport since the Council was created in 1974. He has been councillor for Heatons North ward since 2011.
In May 2017, Alex was appointed by Andy Burnham as the GMCA’s lead member for the Green City Region portfolio, focusing on Greater Manchester’s efforts to improve and protect the environment, green spaces and air quality. In 2016/17, Alex led on the GMCA’s culture and arts portfolio.
Alex is a civil servant by profession. He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.