“I have, as yet, not found any city as welcoming and warm as my home of Birmingham. I always feel proud to say I am a Brummie. I will work hard as an ambassador for our great city to show the world all the positive aspects Birmingham and its citizens have to offer.” Coun Shah is chairman of governors at Bordesley Green Girls School and has previously campaigned to increase the number of school places in the area. The new Lady Mayoress is a full-time mother and active member of her local community. She wants to use the position to support charities and voluntary groups. Coun Shah, a Birmingham City supporter, takes over from devoted Aston Villa fan Mike Leddy whose year as Lord Mayor is coming to an end.