Cristina Herrero assumed the presidency of the AIReF on March, after the Congress unanimously accepted her proposal. She has been part of AIReF’s management team since its foundation. She became director of the Budgetary Analysis Division in 2014, becoming the head of one of the institution’s main functions as a guarantor of budgetary stability and the sustainability of public finances.
Cristina Herrero graduated in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1989, and is a State controller and auditor and Treasury Inspector. In November 2005 she became Deputy Director General of Budgetary Analysis and Institutional Organisation of the Regional Public Sector of the Secretaría General de Coordinación Autonómica y Local (General Secretariat of Regional and Local Coordination), carrying out functions of supervision and monitoring of the Regions in the area of budgetary stability and financial sustainability, as well as the processes of reorganisation of the regional public sector and financing mechanisms enabled by the State for payment to suppliers.
Between 2000 and 2005, she was Executive Advisor in the Intervención General de la Administración del Estado (General Intervention Board of the State Administration IGAE) as coordinator of the preparation of the national accounts of the General Government sector, and from 1993 to 2000 she was Area Head in the Sub-Directorate General of Analysis and Economic Accounts of the Public Sector within the IGAE.