Satvir Kaur is Leader of Southampton City Council. Born and raised in Southampton, Satvir graduated from both the University of Southampton and Solent University. She has a professional background in various sectors, from managing a small family business to working in the B2B publishing sector with international experience. Satvir is passionate about social mobility, housing and culture. She has had several cabinet portfolios in her 13 years as a local councillor. She has led on the city’s largest council home building programme, started community initiatives to tackle poverty and build resilience. Satvir is responsible for launching and leading Southampton’s bid to become City of Culture in 2025 in which the city were finalists.