Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Italy Local Leaders
Regional and Provincial Governments
1980-83 President Anna Nenna d'Antonio, Regione d'Abruzzo
She was Councillor for Industry 1972-77 and for Social Affairs and Environment 1977-80.
1988-92 President Anna Maria Bassa, Provincia de Como
1992-94 President Fiorella Ghilardotti, Regione de Lombardia
1992 President Amalia
Sartori, Regione di Veneto
President of the Regional Parliament from 1999.
1991-95 President Monica Marcloni, Provincia Goriza
1993-2002 President Marta Vincenzi, Provincia Genova
1995-96 President Alessandra Guerra, Regione de Friuli-Venezia Gulia (Autonomous
1995-99 President Marisa Saracimelli Galeazzi, Provincia di Ancona
1995-99 President Antonia Pompeddi, Provincia de Sassari Antonia
1995-99 President Rosa Anna Maria Rapole, Provincia de Avelino
1995-99 President Cecilia Contu, Provincia di Cagliari
1995-99 President Ana Luisa Furlan, Provincia di Venezia
1995-99 President Antonia Acri, Provincia di Cosnza
1995-99 President Guiseppina del Santo, Provinca di Vicenza
1995-? President Mila Pieralli, Provincia di Firenze
1995-99 President Maria Luisa Bourgossi, Provincia di Forli’-Cesena
1999- Vice-President and Assessor of Agriculture, Rural Planning and Environmet
1995-99 President Dott. Marta Vincenzi, Provincia di Genova
1995-99 President Rosa Russo, Provincia di Napoli
President Prof. Mercedes Bresso, Provincia di Torino
2005-10 President of Regione Piemonte
Member of the European Parliament from 2004.
1999-2002 President Margherita Cogo, Regione di Trento-Alto Adige/Trentino-Südtirol
1999-2004 President Ombretta
Collli, Provincia di Milano
2000-10 President Maria Rita Lorenzetti, Regione de Umbria
Assessor of Social Services in the City of Foligno 1975-84 when she was elected Mayor. She was a MP from 1987. (1953-)
Renata Polverini, Regione de Lazio
Prefects (Prefetto) ("Governors")
1993-998 Prefect Anna Maria D'Ascenzo, Grosetto
1998-2000 Prefect Perguia
Prefetto della Repubblica (without charge) 1990 and 1997 Senior Prefect.
1994-96 Prefect Anna Maria
Cancellieri Peluso, Vicenza
2004- Prefect of Catania
Later also Prefect of Bergamo, Brescia and Genova, and appointed Commissioner of Bologna 2010-11 and Commissioner of Parma in 2011 after both mayors resigned after charges of corruption. Minister of Interior from 2011. (1944-)
1996-99 Prefect Maria-Teresa Cortellessa dell'Orco, Perguia
2003-06 Prefect of Brescia
Appointed Prefect without Charge within the Ministry of Interior in 1999, where she had been working since 1968. In 1993-94 she was Deputy Chief of Police, as the first woman.
1997-99 Prefetto Italia Fortunati, Piacenza
1999-2000 Commissioner of the Government of the Regione Campania,
2000-07 Prefect of Modena.
2007- Prefect of Verona
Former Vice-Prefct of Isernia and Prefect and Vice-Commissioner of the Government in Napoli 1993.
1998-2001 Isabella Giannola, Caltanissetta
2000-03 Prefect of Siena
From 2003 Prefect-at-Large, later Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior and Vice-Director of the Secret Service from 2006. (b. 1943-)
1999-2005 Prefect Anna Maria Sorge Lodovici, Arezzo
2005-07 Prefect of Trieste and Government Commissioner of the Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Prefect Maria Fiorella Scandura,
Until 2007 Prefect of Pisa
2007- Prefect of Siracusa
Named Vice-Prefect in 1999.
2002-03 Prefect Giuseppina di
2003- Prefect of Siena
She was Vice-President from 1989 and Prefetto della Repubblica (without charge) from 1996.
2003-06 Prefect Nicoletta
2006- Prefect of Savona
2004 Vice-Commissario del Governo nella Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia Caterina
Francesca Adelaide Garufi, Matera
2007- Prefetto of Arezzo
Rank of Vice-Prefect from 1993 and Prefect and President of the Directorate of the Internal Control Service of the Ministry of Interior from 2001. (b. 1951-).
2005- Prefect Carmela Floreno, Enna
2005- Prefect Eleonora Maffei, Prato
High ranking civil servant in the Ministry of Interior, with the rank of Vice-Prefect from 1996 and Prefect from 2001. (b. 1943-).
2006 Prefect Delfina Raimondo, Gorizia
2006- Prefect of Belluno
Civil Servant and member of various expert committees of the Ministry of Interior, Vice-Prefect of Como 1996-2001, Vice-Prefct of Venezia 2001-05. (b. 1950).
Prefect Narcisa Livia Brassesco, Biella
Former Vice-Prefect of the Province.
2006- Prefect Maria Elena Stasi, Caserta
2007-09 Prefect Francesca Rita Maria Cannizzo, Grosseto
2009- Prefect of Ragusa
Former Vice Prefect of Venezia.
2007- Prefect Floriana de Sanctis, Ravenna
Civil Servant and Prefect without Posting from 2003.
2007- Prefect Chiara Marolla, Sondrio
Vice Commissioner of the Government of the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia 2005-07. (b. 1949-).
Last update 14.07.16