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The FSG is governed by a Board of Trustees, currently composed of 15 persons coming from different social fields and places. Eight of them come from the Roma associative movement, three from the public administration at its distinct territorial levels, and the remaining four from important fields such as academia, information media, Church and banking. In addition, it counts on an Honorary President and a Secretary, whose positions are not executive.

The Board’s work focuses on the definition of the lines of action of the FSG, on monitoring the adequate fulfilment of the FSG’s mission, on managing its resources and on approving the accounts and budgets of each fiscal year.

The Board held two plenary sessions in 2011: on the 6th of June and 19th of December. The Permanent Committee (constituted by the President, Vice-President, Secretary and General Director) held follow-up meetings on the 31st March, 23rd May and 10th October.

Honorary President
  • Honorary President Álvaro Gil-Robles y Gil-Delgado

    Doctor in Law, in 1981 he was the author of the Project of Law that regulated the competencies of Spain’s Ombudsman, a position that he held between 1988 and 1993. From October 1999 to March 2006, he was the first Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe. He has held various positions in national and international Human Rights organisations, and has published numerous articles and books on related issues.
President
  • President Pedro Puente

    Founding Member of the FSG, he has always been associated to the promotion of the Roma community. He holds a Degree in Social Work and has held various positions in the Episcopal Conference. He is also President of the social NGO Accem. He has been awarded the Gold Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity and named Prelate of Honour of His Holiness.
Vice-President
  • Vice-President Bartolomé Jiménez

    President of the Roma Association Gao Lacho Drom in Vitoria, he has dedicated a large part of his life to the promotion of the values and culture of the Roma community, and to the improvement of Roma living conditions. He is also a founding member of the FSG.
Member
  • Member Juan Antonio Santiago Amador

    President of the Association of Roma Development and Promotion of Puertollano and civil servant in the municipality of that locality. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the FSG since 2001.
Member
  • Member Antonio Vega Vega

    Publicist and speaker, collaborates with various information media. At present, he is entrepreneur in the high-end decoration and hospitality fields in addition to being a columnist for various media. He is active in the cultural and social promotion of Roma men and women, and above all, in the fight against discrimination and negative stereotypes.
Member
  • Member Emilio Rosillo Salazar

    Psychologist and Training professor at FOREM. He has worked over many years in social organisations, especially in the fields of education and training, and has been associated to the FSG since its creation.
Member
  • Member Jorge Ribota Rogero

    Bank branch manager. Brings knowledge of the economic and banking system to support good management and transparency.
Member
  • Member Pilar Heras Hernández

    Teacher, she has been working for years for the Roma Association Anaquerando of Granada, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the FSG since its establishment.
Member
  • Member Rosalía Guntín Ubiergo

    Psychologist, expert in themes related to Structural Funds, especially the European Social Fund. She has developed her professional life both in the public and private fields, of a European dimension and related to the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups and to the fight against discrimination. In addition to her membership in the FSG since its creation, she is currently participating actively as volunteer in Cepaim and the EAPN network. She forms part of various consultative and directive organisms of diverse European and Spanish councils, forums, observatories and networks in representation of the latter, including the Board of Directors of the Platform of the Third Sector and the Eunomad Network.
Member
  • Member Françesc Rodríguez i Burch

    Currently Director of VINCLE, an organisation that socio-educational projects. He has been committed to the improvement of the social situation of the Roma people since he initiated his collaboration with the Secretariado Gitano of Barcelona in 1977. He has held positions of responsibility in areas of childhood, Roma and community development in the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Member
  • Member Jesús Loza Aguirre

    Member of the Basque Parliament, actively involved in the promotion of social policies for the development of equal treatment and the fight against discrimination.
Member
  • Member José Sánchez González

    Emeritus Bishop of Siguenza-Guadalajara and former Secretary of the Episcopal Conference, he is also a founding member of the organisation. He defends a more just and equitable society and fights for the rights of minorities and of the most disadvantaged.
Member
  • Member Julián de Olmo García

    Member with a long journalistic career, linked especially to religious and social programmes of RTVE. He has formed part of the Board of Trustees of the FSG since 2003, bringing his broad knowledge of the world of information media to it. 
Member
  • Member Antonio Soto

    Promotes Roma culture and values, immersed in diverse social commitments and initiatives for many years, with the Roma community as well as other groups. He has been member of the Board of Trustees of the FSG since 2003.
Member
  • Member Fernando Rey Martínez

    Professor of Constitutional Law and Communications director of the University of Valladolid. Since 2005, he has brought to the FSG his long-standing experience in matters of fundamental rights and discrimination on grounds of race or ethnicity, with particular attention to the Roma community.
Member
  • Member Carmen Santiago Reyes

    Lawyer, she has been practicing her profession in an independent manner since 1992. She has been, among others, regional coordinator of the Roma Schooling Support Programme of the FARA; Spanish representative in the Expert Group on Policies with Roma of the Council of Europe; and collaborator with this organism. She is currently President of Kamira.
Member
  • Member Valentín Suárez Saavedra

    Member of the Permanent Committee of the present Board of Trustees, in charge of the Roma Participation Group (GPG) of the organisation.