The Mayor

The Mayor of Ribble Valley for 2023/24 is Mark Hindle

A former microbiologist and NHS chief executive, who recently retired after 45 years’ service, Mark represents the Whalley and Painter Wood ward.

After first attending Manchester Metropolitan University, Mark then undertook an MBA at Hull University.

Mark has also held several trustee roles, including as a board member for the Champion Education Multi Academy Trust in Blackburn and as a trustee at the Old Grammar School in Whalley.

With a keen interest in education and championing young people, Mark has also recently been involved in supporting the development of Ebeneezer’s café and community centre with facilities for young people in Whalley and Billington.

His chosen charities are Ribble Valley Food Bank, Ribble Valley Dementia Alliance, and Pendle Dogs in Need.

Mark’s mayoress is his partner, Tracey.

 The Mayor's Duties

One of the mayor's main duties is to chair the meetings of the full council. The mayor also attends lots of functions in the borough and across Lancashire, including church services, annual dinners, official openings of offices or new buildings, theatre productions, carol concerts, school prize-giving ceremonies, coffee mornings, garden parties, 100th birthday visits, band concerts and photocalls.

Other Mayors

The Deputy Mayor of Ribble Valley is Councillor Louise Edge