The new Mayor of Ipswich is Councillor Jane Riley (February - May 2021)
"I am Ipswich born and bred and attended Northgate Grammar School for Girls. Both my parents were teachers at Morland Road Primary School. I went to Hull University and the College of Law in Chester before returning to Ipswich to work at Kerseys Solicitors, qualifying as a solicitor in 1988, and I have been an Ipswich Borough councillor for four years. I have had a role on the PTA at Clifford Road School, been a Parent Governor, helping to set up their CRASH after school club, and when my children moved on to high school, I became a governor at Copleston High School. I am one of the founding trustees of Ipswich Film Theatre Trust, established in 2009 to run the two-screen cinema in the Corn Exchange. I’m also a trustee of the Northgate Foundation education charity and the newly-formed Suffolk Archives Foundation which supports The Hold (the planned new records office in Ipswich). My husband Adam is also a Councillor at Ipswich Borough Council and we have three grown up children. I am delighted to continue to support the WASSUP and We Are Patrick Projects at Volunteering Matters, Ipswich."