Councillor Rob Wood

Title: Deputy Lord Mayor

Party: Liberal Democrat

Political grouping: Liberal Democrat

Ward: St Thomas

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Contact information

Home address: 
Flat B, Aquitane House
2 Grand Parade

Bus. mobile:  07980 - 681053

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2010 - 22/05/2014
  • 22/05/2014 - 03/05/2018
  • 03/05/2018 - 05/05/2022

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information



I am now the Deputy Lord Mayor, previously the Cabinet Member for Children and Families and as a strong family oriented person, know the importance of keeping our young people safe and want to ensure they have the best possible opportunity to develop to their full adult potential.


A Portsmouth City Councillor since 2010 and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Children and/or Education since 2011, I was Cabinet Member for Children and Education between 2011-14 and Chair of Governance and Audit in 2010. I have a vested interest in improving education outcomes as both grandchildren (and children) attended local authority schools.  I have contributed to the LGiU paper on the "Middle-Tier" role in delivering Education and the local authority's role within this and have chaired and spoken at several national seminars on the subject of Education.


I am a Trustee of Wymering Manor Trust, PRENO and a long-standing committee member of Friends of Old Portsmouth Association.  I am also a Governor at Charter and at ARK Portsmouth primaries.


Prior to becoming a councillor, I spent many years in senior positions within the IT software industry as a Director and Principal Technologist with a "Cloud Computing" company. I currently contract and consult as a CTO in this area