Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Spain Local Leaders
The Spanish communities have various degrees of autonomy. In each state a representative of the central government (government-delegate) is posted and each state is divided into governerates

Thanks to Roberto Zárate de Ortis for supplying corrections and additional information to the list 

Also see Spain Ministers

Presidents of Autonomous Governments

1993-95 María Antonia Martínez García, Murcia
Vice-President and Councillor of Institutional Affairs 1983-87.

2003-12 Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma, Community of Madrid
1983-87 President of Partido Popular of Madrid 1991-96 Deputy Mayor of the City of Madrid for Environment, Minister of Education and Culture 1996-99, President of the Senate 1999-2003.

2011-15 Yolanda Barcin Angulo, Navarra
Councillor of Territorial Planning 1996-99, Mayor of Pamplona 1999-2011 and President of the Unión del Pueblo Navarro since 2009.(b. 1960-)

2011-15 María Dolores de Cospedal García, Castilla-La Mancha
Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour 1999 and later in the Ministry of Public Administration and Interior, Chair of Partido Popular in Castilla-La Mancha since 2006 and Federal Secretary General since 2008. (b. 1965-)

2011-15 Luisa Fernanda Rudi, Aragón
Conservative MP 1986-96, 2000-04 and 2008-11, 3. Secretary of the Congreso 1993-96 and it's President 2000-04, Mayor of Zaragoza 1995-2000 and President of the Diputación General de Aragón from 2011. (b. 1950-).

2015- President of the Government Francina Armengol, Islas Baleares
President of the Island Council of Majorca 2007-11. Leader of the local PSOE from 2012 (b. 1971-)

2015- President of the Government Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas, Madrid
Member of the Assembly of Madrid 1991-2012 and Government-Delegate of the Community of Madrid 2012-15 (b. 1964-)

2015- President of the Government Uxue Barkos Berruezo, Navarra
Former City Councillor of Pamplona, Member of the Cortes General 2004-15 and the Parliament of Navarra from 2015. Leader of the Nationalist Party Geroa Bai from 2011. (b. 1964-)

Vice-Presidents of Autonomous Governments

1983-87 María Antonia Martínez García, Murcia
Also Councillor of Institutional Affairs and President of the Government 1993-95.

1991-93 Elvira Borondo Mora, La Rioja

1993-06 and 2003-07 Rosa Estaras Ferragut, Illes Baleares/Islas Baleares
She was Councillor of the Presidency 1996-2000 and Deputy Parliamentary Spokesperson of the Popular Party 2000-03. From 2003 Councillor of Institutional Relations, 2007-09 President of the local Partido Popular 2007-09 and Member of the European Parliament from 2009.

1998-2009 Idoia Zenarrutzabeitia Beldarrain, Euskadi/País Vasco (Basque Country)
She was also Councillor of Finance and Public Administration

2003- Pilar del Olmo Moro, Castilla y Leon
She is Councillor of Finance

2003- Maria Aranzazu Vallejo Frenández, La Rioja
She is Councllor of Tourism, Environment and Territorial Policy.

2003-11 Inmaculada García Martínez, Murcia
Councillor of Finance

2003-07 María del Mar Julios Reyes, Gran Canaria
Also Councillor of Health and President of the Insular Council from 2007.

2004-11 Dolores Gorostiaga Saiz, Cantabria
Lola Gorostiaga was Councillor of Social Affairs and Labour. Secretary of the Parliament from 2011.

2007-11 María Dolores Pallero Espadero, Extremadura
1. Vice-President and Government Spokesperson. The last position she held since 2004.

2007-11 María Dolores Aguilar, Extremadura
2. Vice-President and Councillor of Economy, Commerce and Innovation

2011-15 María José Sáenz de Buruaga, Cantabria
Councillor of Health and Social Services

2011-15 Cristina Elena Teniente Sánchez, Extremadura
Councillor of Employment, Enterprise and Innovation

2011-12 Paula Sánchez de León Guardiola, Valencia
2011 Acting President
Councillor of Justice and Public Administration 2008-11 and Vice-President of the Government and Councillor of the Presidency 2011-12 and Government Delegate 2012-14. (b. 1965-)


2013- President Susana Díaz Pacheco, Andalucía
National MP 2004-08, Andalucian MP from 2008, Senator 2011-12, Councillor of the Presidency and Equalty 2012-13 and held leading positions within the local PSOE. (1974-)

2015- Pilar Blanco-Morales Limones, Extremaduras
Also Councillor of Finance and Public Administration


2015- Eva Díaz Tezanos, Cantabria
Also Councillor of Universities, Inivestigation, Environment ad Social Policies

2015- Rosa María Valdeón Santiago, Castilla y León
Also Government Spokesperson.

2015-16 Neus Munté i Fernández, Cataluña/Catalunya
Also Councillor of Social Affairs and Family

2016- Dolors Bassa, Cataluña/Catalunya
Also Councillor of Economy and Finance



 

 

Presidents of Parliament

1987-91 Rosa María Posada Chapado, Madrid

1991-93 Laura Gonzáles Alvárez, Principado de Asturias

1993-99 Clementina Ródenas Villena, Valencia

1995-99 María Teresa Rejas Rodríguez , Extremadura

1995-99 María Dolores (Lola) Eguren Apesteguía, Navarra

1996-2003 María del Carmen Las Heras Pérez-Caballo, La Rioja

1997-99 María Carmen Vázquez, Castilla-La Mancha

1999-2011 María Jesús Ál
varez González, Principado de Asturias

1999-2003 Marcela Miró Pérez, Valencia

2003-07 Concepción Dancausa Treviño, Communidad Autonoma de Madrid
Government-Delegate from 2015.

2004-08 María del Mar Moreno Ruiz, Andalucía
Councillor of Education 2009-10, Councillor of the Presidency from 2010.

2005-09 Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Euskadi/País Vasco (Basque Country)

2005-09 Dolores Villarino Santiago, Galicia
Former Spokesperson of the Socialist Group. In the new Socialist Government half of the Councillors are women.

2007-11 Elvira Rodriguez Herrer, Communidad Autonoma de Madrid 
Minister of Environment 2003-04, Councillor of Transport 2006-07.

 

2007 Emilia Guijarro, Extremadura

 

2007 Magdalena Valerio, Castilla–La Mancha

 

2007-11 Elena Torres Miranda, Navarra

2007-10 Maria Antònia Munar i Riutort, Las Islas Baleares
Councillor of Education and Culture 1990-93 and President of the Insular Council of Mallorca 1995-99. (b. 1955-).

 

2007-11 Milagrosa Martínez, Valencia

2008-12 Fuensanta Coves Botella, Andalucía
Councillor of Environment 2000-08.

 

2009-12 Arantza Quiroga Cía, Euskadi/País Vasco (Basque Country)

2009- Pilar Milagros Rojo Noguera, Galicia

 

2010-11 Aina Rado i Ferrando, Las Islas Baleares

2010-11 Núria de Gispert i Catalá, Cataluña/Catalunya
Councillor of Justice 1995-2001 and 2002-03, Councillor of Interior 2001-03


2010-15 Also Joana Ortega i Alemany, , Cataluña/Catalunya
Councillor of Interior and Institutional Affairs

 

2011-15 Josefa García Cirac, Castilla y León
Councillor in the Government from 2015.


2012- Bakartxo Tejeria Otermin, Euskadi/País Vasco (Basque Country)

2015- Silvia Clemente Municio, Castilla y León

 

2015- Maria Paloma Adrados Gautier, Comunidad del Madrid

2015- María Consuelo Huertas i Calatayud, Islas Baleares (Illes Balears)

2015- Dolores Gorostiaga, Cantabria

2015- Ana Lourdes González García, La Rioja

2015- Rosa Peñalver Pére, Murcia

2015- Carolina Darias, Canarias

2015- Ainhoa Aznárez Igarza, Navarra

 

2015- Carme Forcadell i Lluís, Cataluna / Catalunya

 

 

Canary Islands Island Councils (Each Island of the archipelago has got its own Council wich administers internal affairs)

1993-94 president of the Island Council Sebastiana Perera Brito, Lanzarote

 

1994-2003 President of the Island Council Pilar Costa Serra, Ibiza y Formentera

 

1999-2008 President of the Insular Council Joana Barceló Martí, Menorca
Councillor of Labour and Government Spokesperson of the Illes Balears.
 

2004-05 president of the Island Council María José Docal Serrano, Lanzarote

 

2005-07 President of the Island Council Inés Rojas de León, Lanzarote
Vice-President and Councillor of Youth and Sport of Gran Canaria 2003-05 and Councillor of Social Affairs, Youth and Housing of Gran Canaria from 2007.

 

2005-07 President of the Island Council Maria Antònia Munar i Riutort, Majorca
She was Delegada del Gobierno en Baleares 2003-2004

 

2007-11 President of the Island Council Francina Armengol, Majorca

 

2007- President of the Island Council Manuela Armas Rodríguez, Lanzarote

2011-15 President of the Island Council  Maria Salom, Majorca
(b. 1967)

 


Government Delegates

1939 Delegada del Gobierno Federica Montseny Mañe, Barcelona
Minister in the central government

1985-85 Delegada del Gobierno Alicia Izaguirre Albiztur, Basque Country
1994-96 Delegada del Gobierno of the Delegation in Extremadura
Civil Governor of Álava (Basque Country) 1987-88, Civil Governor of Cáceres (Extremadura) and Civil Governor of Badajoz 1988-94.

1986-91 Delegada del Gobierno Ana Vicente-Tudor Guarnido, Delegation in Comunidad del Madrid
Both Government-Delegate and Civil Governor

1991-96 Delegada del Gobierno Concepcíon Sanz Laín, Delegation in Murcia
Civil Governor of Castellón 1988-90 and of Murcia 1994-96

1994-96 Delegada del Gobierno Amparo Rubiales Torrejón, Delegation in Andalucia
Also Civil Governor of Sevilla. From 2000 2. Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies

1994-96 Delegada del Gobierno María del Carmen Cedeira Morterero, Delegation in Ceuta (North Africa) (special autonomy)

Circa 1994-95 Delegada del Gobierno María del Pilar de la Vega Cebrión, Delegation in Aragón
Also Civil Governor of the Community. 

1995-96 Delegada del Gobierno Carmen Moya García, Delegation in Valencia
Also Civil Civil Governor of the Community. 

Circa 1995-96 Delegada del Gobierno María del Pilar Uedó Real, Delegation in Comunidad del Madrid
Also Civil Civil Governor of the Community. 

1996-2003 Delegada del Gobierno Julia García-Valdecasas Salgado, Delegation in Cataluña/Catalunya
Minister of Public Administration in the central government 2003-04. (d. 2009)

1996-2003 Delegada del Gobierno Catalina Cirer Adrover, Delegation in Illes Balares/Islas Baleares
Councillor in the Government 1993-96.

1996-2004 Subdelegada del Gobierno Rosario Habela Vaca, Delegation in Extremadura

1998-2004 Subdelegada del Gobierno Natalia López Curbelo, Delegation in Canarias

2000-04 Delegada del Gobierno Mercedes Fernández Gonzáles, Delegation in Principado de Asturias

2000-02 Delegada del Gobierno Carmen Mas Rubio, Delegation in Valencia

2000-04 Subdelegada del Gobierno Sagraio Fermoso de Ancos, Delegation in Comunidad de Madrid

2000-04 Subdelegada del Gobierno Natividad Andrés Franco, Delegation in Communidad Foral de Navarra

2000-04 Subdelategate María Pilar Gregorio García, Delegation in La Rioja

2002-03 Delegada del Gobierno María Encarnación Naharro de Mora, Delegation in Castilla-La Mancha
Subdelegate in charge of the Province of Llbacete 2000-02.

 2002-04 and 2016- Government Delegate Maria Salom Coll, Baleares
President of the Insular Council of Mallora 2011-15 and Vice-President of the Parliament of las Islas Baleares (b. 1967-)..

2002-03 Subdelegada del Gobierno Susana Bouis Gutiérrez, Delegation in Catalunya (Cataluña)
2003-04 Delegada del Gobierno
(b. 1967-).

2004-05 Delegada del Gobierno María del Carmen Valmorisco Martín, Delegation in Castilla-La Mancha

2004-11 Delegada del Gobierno Carmen Pereira Santana, Delegation in Extremadura
Civil Governor of Soria
until 1996.

2004-08 Subdelegada del Gobierno Carolina Darías San Sebastián, Delegation in Canarias
2008-11 Delegada del Gobierno in the Canary Islands

2004-08 Subdelegada del Gobierno Pilar Esther Gallego Berruezo, Delegation in Comunidad de Madrid

2004-07 Subdelegada del Gobierno Obdulis Taboadela Álvarez, Delegation in Galicia

2004-?  Subdelegada del Gobierno Gloria Sánches Martín, Delegation in El País Vasco (Basque Country)
Also Subdelegate of Álava.

2006-09 Delegada del Gobierno Soledad Mestre García, Comunidad de Madrid
Former Civil Servant and Member of the Assembly of Madrid. (b. 1948-).

2007-11 Subdelegate del Gobierno Montserrat García Llovera, Barcelona
2011 Delegada del Gobierno

2008-12 Delegada del Gobierno Elma Saiz Delgado, Navarra
Local politician. (b. 1975-).

2009-11 Delegada del Gobierno Amparo Valcarce García, Comunidad de Madrid
Secretary of State of Social Services, Family, Handicapped and Social Politics. (b. 1956-).

2011-12 Government Delegate María Dolores Carrión Martín, Madrid
Former Subsecretary of Public Administration and of Culture

2011 Government Delegate Montserrat García Llovera, Barcelona
Subdelegada del Gobierno in Barcelona 2007-11. (1957-)

2011 Government Delegate Dominica Fernández Fernández, The Canarias (Spain)
Former Councillor of Social Affairs, Employment and Youth in the Insular Government of Gran Canaria

 

2011 Government Delegate María Dolores Carrión Martín, Madrid
Former Subsecretary of Culture and Public Administration (b. 1959-)

 

2011-15 Government Delegate María del Carmen Hernández Bento, The Canarias
Former Councillor of Urban Affairs in the City of
Las Palmas in Gran Canaria

2011-16 Government Delegate María de los Llanos de Luna Tobarra, Catalunya
Subdelegada del Gobierno in Barcelona 2003-04 and Deputy Spokesperson of the Partido Popular in the local assembly from 2010. (b. 1960-)

2011-14
Government Delegate Paula Sánchez de León Guardiola, Valenciana
Former Vice-President of the City of Valencia (Generalitat valenciana)

2012-
Government Delegate Carmen Alba Orduna, Navarra

2012- Government Delegate Carmen Crespo Díaz, Andalucia
Mayor of Adra 2003-11.

2012-15 Government-Delegate Cristina Cifuentes Cuencas, Madrid
Member of the Assembly of Madrid 1991-2012 and President of the Government-Delegate of the Community of Madrid from 2015. (b. 1964-)

2015- Government Delegate Concepción Dancausa Treviño, Madrid
Member of the Assembly 2003-15 and Parliament President 2003-05, National MP 2003-07 and 1. Deputy Mayor of the City of Madrid 2013-15- (b. 1952-)

2015- María José Salgueiro Cortiñas, Castilla y León
Councillor of Interior and Administration 2000-03, Councillor of Culture and Tourism 2007-11 and Vice-Councillor of Administration and Interior 2011-15.

2015- Cristina Herrera Santa-Cecilia, Extremadura
Former member of the local parliament.



 

Civil Governors of Provinces and Subdelegates of Subdelegations (Last update of this list 2009)
Until 1997 Spain was devided into Delegations - Autonomies and Communities ("States") wich were subdevided into Provinces with Civil Governors as representatives of the central government. In 1997 the Provinces were replaced by Subdelegations with Subelegates as representatives of the central government

1937-38 Civil Governor Julia Álvarez Resano, Province of Murcia
1938 Designate Civil Governor of the Province of Ciudad Real
Socialist Deputy 1936-37, went into exile in Mexico, and lived (1903-48).

1983-87 Civil Governor Rosa de Lima Manzano Gete, Palencia
One other woman was appointed Governor.

1986-91 Government Ana Vincente-Tudor Guarnido,
Province of Madrid
She was both Government-Delegate and Civil Governor

1987-88 Civil Governor Alicia Izaguirre Albiztur, Province of Alva (Basque Country)
1988-94 Civil Governor of the
Province of Cáceres (Extremadura)
1994-96 Civil Governor of the
Province of Badajos
In 1985-85 Government Delegate to the  Basque Country and 1994-96 to Extremadura

1987-88 Civil Governor Pilar Brabo Castelles, Province of Castellón (Valencia)

1988-90 Civil Governor Concepcíon Sanz Lain, Province of Castellón
1994-96 Civil Governor of Murcia
Also Government Delegate of  Murcia 1991-96

1990-94 Civil Governor Violeta Esperanza Alejandro Ubeda, Province of Huelva (Andaluzia)
1994-96 Civil Governor of the
Province of Cádiz
1996 Civil Governor of Burgos

1994-1996 Civil Governor Rosmari Prieto-Castro y Garcia-Alix, Province of Huelva

1994-96 Civil Governor Amporo Rubiales Torrejon, Province of Sevilla
Also Government-Delegate of Andalucia

Until 1996 Civil Governor Violete Esperanza Alejandra Ubeda, Province of Burgos

Until 1996 Civil Governor Rosario Pecal Pérez, Province of Almería

Until 1996 Civil Governor Carmen Capitán Carmona, Province of Jaén

Until 1996 Civil Governor Carmen Pereira Santana,
Province of Soria
From 2004 Government-Delegate of Extremadura.

Until 1996 Civil Governor Andrea Ramos Santiago, Province of Avila

1996-2002 Civil Governor María del Carmen Calleja de Pablo,
Province of Jaén

1996 Civil Governor Maria Eugenia Martín Mendizábal, Province of Álava

1996-97 Civil Governor Mercedes Cuéllar Mirasol, Province of Ciudad Real
1997-2000 Subelegate of the Government in the Subdelegation in Ciudad Real

1996-97 2000 Civil Governor  Esther Vallejo de Miguel, Province of Segovia
2000 Povincial Subelegate of the Government in the Subdelegation in Segovia

1996-97 Civil Governor Margarita López Moreno, Province of Tarragona (Cataluña)

1996-97 Insular Delegate
2004
Insular Director Nieves Morales Marichal, Insular Delgation of La Gomera

1996-2004 Insular Director Rosalía Pérez Hernández, Insular delegation in La Palmas

1996-97 Insular Delegate Maria Dolores Luzardo deLeón, Insular delegation in Lanzarote
1997-? Insular Director in Lanzarote

2000-02 Subdelegate María Encarnación Naharro de Mora, Subdelegation in Llbacete

2000-02 Subedelegate Inmaculada Domenech Ballesteros, Subdelegation in Ciudad Real

2000-04 Subelegate of the Government Pilar Merino Torocoso, Subdelegation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

2000-04 Insular Director María Encarnzación Sánchez-Jauregui
Martínez, Insular delegation in Ibiza

2002-04  Subelegate of the Government Maria del Roío Roche Acosta, Subdelegation in Cádiz

2004-07 Subelegate of the Government M. Etelvina Andreu Sánchez, Subdelegation in Alicante

2004-? Subelegate Berta Tricio Gómez, Subdelegation in Burgos

2004-? Subelegate of the Government Maria Victoria Álvarez Sevilla, Subdelegation in Turel

2004-07 Subelegate of the Government Encarnación Llinares Cuesta, Subdelegation in Alicante

2008-? Subedelegate of the Government  Araceli Muñoz de Pedro, Guadalajara

2008-? Subdelegate of the Government Teresa Pallarés Piqué, Tarragona

2008-? Subdelegate María Josefa Chicote Alonso, Zamora

2009-? Subedelegate del Gobierno Yolanda García Seco, Extremadura and Subdelegate of Badajoz





 

Mayors of Major Cities (Partial list)

1969-75 Pilar Careaga Basabe, Bilbao
Appointed Provincial Councillor in 1964 and MP 1964-69. Seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in 1979. She lived (1908-93)

1991-2015 Rita Barberá Nolla, Valencia
Senator 2015-16. She lived (1948-2016)

1995-1999 Soledad Becerril Bustamante, Sevilla

2011-15 Ana Botella Serrano, Madrid
Deputy Mayor and Councillor of Environment 2007-11. Married to former Prime Minister José María Aznar (b. 1954-)

2015- Manuela Carmena Castrillo, Madrid

2015- Ada Colau i Ballano, Barcelona

 

 

 

 Last updates 16.12.16