Dirk De fauw

Dirk De fauw is Mayor of Brugge since 1st January 2019. He was born on December 7, 1957. He grew up in the Doornstraat in Sint-Andries in a family of seven.  In 1981 he graduated from the Law Faculty of the KULeuven with distinction. He completed his internship at the desk at Meester Ducheyne and then gained years of practical experience in Meester Petitat's office. He is currently a partner in the law firm De fauw - Buelens - De fauw, located at Koude-Keukenstraat 13 in Sint-Andries.

He received the political aspiration from his father, who was also a municipal councillor, provincial councillor and deputy. He was first elected to the Bruges city council in 1982 and then from 1995 to 2000. In 1985 De fauw was also elected to the provincial council, where he was a member of the Executive from 2000 to the end of 2012. From 2013 until the end of 2018, he was the OCMW chairman.

On April 3, 1982, he married Ann Staelens, teacher at the Vives Hogeschool in Bruges. Together they have three children and three grandchildren.