Joël Bruneau is the Mayor of Caen and Chairman of the Greater Caen Council for the 2014-2020 mandate.
After his A-Level (Economics option), a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a diploma in Political Science from the Paris School of Political Science, Joël Bruneau began his career as parliamentary assistant to Jean Royer, Mayor of Tours and Member of the French Parliament and later as Parliamentary Secretary of Francis Saint-Ellier, Member of the French Parliament.
In 1997, he became Director of the Cabinet of René Garrec, Lower-Normandy Regional Council Chair and then Chief Executive Officer of the Lower-Normandy Regional Council.
From 2004 to 2012, Joel Bruneau was employed in a Mutualist bank and was specifically responsible for the portfolio of institutional clients (local authorities, associations, hospitals, housing associations, etc.) throughout the whole of the Lower-Normandy region.
From 2010, he became a diligent member of the Lower Normandy Regional Council until he resigned in 2014 to fully commit himself to his newly elected role of Mayor of the City of Caen.
In 2014, he was elected to Chair the USA Group within “Cités Unies France”, the network of French cities, which work internationally.
Joël Bruneau is a former high-level athlete and remains the last Frenchman to have won the Alencon-Medavy race in 1988. He maintained his passion for his sport as a volunteer for the Lower-Normandy Athletics League which he chaired for 8 years.
Joël Bruneau was born, 50 years ago, in the French department of Indre and is married with three children.