The current Lord Mayor of Belfast is Councillor Kate Nicholl who took up office on the 1st June 2021.

Councillor Nicholl is a member of the Alliance Party and was originally co-opted onto Belfast City Council in 2016 and was elected as a representative for the Balmoral district at the 2019 Local Government Election.

Councillor Nicholl, 33, was born in Zimbabwe and moved with her family to Belfast when she was 12 years old. She attended Methodist College and University College London and is currently enrolled in a master’s degree at Ulster University. Councillor Nicholl lives and works in South Belfast and is married with a young son, Cian. The theme for Councillor Nicholl’s year in office is ‘Our Belfast’, with a commitment to meet the people in every area, to recognize those who are making a difference in every quarter, and to find ways to work with them for the betterment of the city. She also wishes to highlight the voices of children and young people during her year in office and to champion action on climate change and the environment.