Events Conferences Andy Burnham - Mayor of Greater Manchester We're delighted to confirm that Andy Burnham will be joining us at our Centenary Conference. He'll be speaking as part of our three day landmark event, with a full programme available via the button below. View our full programme About Andy Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009. In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary. Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his wife and three children. He is a keen supporter of Everton FC.