Alex has lived in West Sussex all his life, moving to Worthing 7 years ago.
After leaving Worthing College Alex secured an apprenticeship in Business Administration with West Sussex County Council and Northbrook College and has spent the majority of his career to date working in client facing roles for both large international companies and smaller more local businesses.
Previously, Alex was the chairman of the Arun District Youth Council and represented them in parliament when he was invited to aid a campaign to get financial education for young people on the national curriculum. Later that year, he was invited to deliver a speech at the Conservative Party Conference on the same topic.
Upon leaving the Youth Council in 2012, Alex wanted to further his work in local politics and decided to run for election. Alex was elected to represent Selden ward on Worthing Borough Council in 2015 Alex said;
“It is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Mayor of Worthing. I'm looking forward to representing the Borough and will work to promote everything it has to offer!”
Mrs Fran Harman
Mayoress of the Borough of Worthing 2017-2018
Fran has lived in Worthing and the surrounding areas all her life, growing up in Sompting, moving to Durrington as a teenager and moving into Worthing town centre in 2014.
Fran attended Durrington High School, Chichester College and Northbrook College to complete some of her studies. Having completed her GCSEs and A levels, Fran secured an apprenticeship with an invoice finance firm based in Chichester. After completing the first part of her apprenticeship, continuing with her interest in accountancy Fran transferred to a role within the accounts department of a school.
Fran completed her AAT qualification and has since started studying for her ACCA qualification.
Fran and Alex met in September 2012 and have lived together in the town centre for the last 3 years and were married in September 2016 in Worthing Town Centre.
“It has been an honour to support Alex over the last year as Deputy Mayoress and I am looking forward to continuing this as Mayoress of the Borough.”
Alex and Fran have chosen the following charities to support during his mayoral year:
The Ashdown Centre, Worthing Mencap and Alzheimer’s Society