George Ferguson

    has an international profile as an advocate for liveable cities and the global environment. He was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from 2003 to 2005 and the first elected Mayor of Bristol, UK (2012-16). In the 90’s he developed the ‘Tobacco Factory’in South Bristol, a model for culture-led city regeneration. He was awarded a CBE by the Queen for services to architecture and the community in 2010 and has honorary degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.