JIMMY BURNS MARAÑONCHAIRMAN
Jimmy Burns Marañón, chairman. Author and journalist. Also works as a political risk and business intelligence analyst. Married, two daughters.
SIR STEPHEN WRIGHTVICE CHAIRMAN
Sir Stephen Wright, Vice-Chairman, was British Ambassador to Spain and a career diplomat, now an adviser to companies. Married to Abbey.
JUAN REIG MASCARELLTREASURER
Juan Reig Mascarell has lived the last 18 years in London. He is currently a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan. Married with three children.
Jose Ivars-Lopez, Trustee, is a finance professional living in London since 2001. Jose is a keen mountaineer, adventurer and fellow member of the Alpine Club.
Scott Young is Managing Partner of Gemini Capital, with a focus on healthcare and renewable energy. Previously Morgan Stanley and Rothschilds. Doctorate in Law and MBA.
PhD in History. Post-doctoral investigation at Cañada Blanch Centre (LSE, London). Experienced researcher and project manager. Founder and CEO at Istorikos.
Christopher Nason read Spanish at university and lived and worked in Madrid. He advises companies on entry into Spain and the Spanish speaking world.
Experienced international management consultant, partner at Gemini Capital UK dealing with client relations and strategic consulting and founder of bespoke events company Asana.
Robert Wade-Gery and Alberto Aza: “The Chairman of the Anglo-Spanish Society, Sir Robert Wade-Gery, and His Excellency the Spanish Ambassador, Don Alberto Aza, at a Reception at the Spanish Embassy to celebrate the 40 th Anniversary of the Anglo-Spanish Society on Monday 6 th July 1998”. Anglo-Spanish Society. Quarterly Review, no. 180 (Autumn 1998), 32.photo gallery
Mrs Santamaría, Anglo-Spanish Society. Quarterly Review , no. 116 (1981), Yellow Pages Supplement, 1. “Radiant smiles at the Spanish Embassy after His Excellency (the Marquesa is behind) has presented the Civil Order of Merit to Mrs Santamaria (reading her citation) and Mrs Worthington”.photo gallery
Nan Baxter, Anglo-Spanish Society. Quarterly Review , no. 65 (October-December 1967), 18. Photograph by United Press International (U. K.) Ltd. Picture note: “H. E. the Spanish Ambassador, the Marques de Santa Cruz, presenting the Lazo de Dama Orden del Merito Civil to Mrs. Nan Baxter, awarded to her by the Spanish Head of State on completing 12 years as Hon. Secretary of the Anglo-Spanish Society. At the Investiture held at the Spanish Embassy in London, H. E. the Spanish Ambassador said it gave him great pleasure to make the award on behalf of the Head of State, for he realised how much Mrs. Baxter had worked to help Anglo-Spanish relations during those years”.photo gallery
OUR PRINCIPAL SUPPORTERS
To mark its Centenary, The BritishSpanish Society is proud to announce the publication by the award winning University of Liverpool Press of the Society’s bilingual history by a scholarship winner Dr Luis G. Martínez del Campo (Paperback format in English and Spanish).
Britain and Spain led the two greatest Empires of the modern era, with perhaps the most important legacy that their two languages are amongst the most widely spoken in the modern world. Yet the relationship between these two cultural giants has not always been straightforward. The founding of the BritishSpanish Society has its origins in 1916 as the Anglo-Spanish League of Friendship which was founded during the First World War by a group of British academics, students and businessmen. It was a means of reaching out in social, cultural and trade friendship with their Spanish counterparts at a time when Spain’s official neutrality seemed to be edging closer towards Germany. Subsequently known as the Anglo-Spanish Society, and finally the BritishSpanish Society, its members continued to promote these objectives after that particular war had come to an end. Much has changed since then, with an ever-shifting political and diplomatic environment affecting the relations between Britain and Spain, but throughout this the core values of the Society have remained constant. This fascinating book , filled with fascinating characters from spies to eccentric academics, from entrepreneurs to ambassadors, tells the story for the first time of an organisation at the heart of the relationship between two of Europe’s major powers. It will be compulsory reading for those interested in the process of ‘soft diplomacy’ but above all for those interested in the relationship between Spain and Britain.
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