Lord Provost Bob Duncan was born in Dundee and has lived all his life in the city.
After attending two local primary schools and Rockwell secondary school he gained an apprenticeship with the local greeting card and postcard printers and manufacturers, Valentines. During his time there he gained a number of academic qualifications and worked in many capacities, ending up as print and graphics manager when the company ceased to trade. In 2003 he became councillor for the Balgay ward and was made Lord Provost in 2012.
He said: "Dundee is a vibrant and modern city, proud of its tradition and history. With a revitalised city centre and retail scene, the thriving Dundee Contemporary Arts centre, the impressive Ice Arena and a huge choice of leisure options, with even more exciting developments to come, we are a confident and optimistic 21st century city.
"Much of which derives from our knowledge and respect of the traditions and history of Dundee, and the Burgesses' Charity gives us a direct line into that bygone age."