Ignacio Fernández-Huertas and Esther Gordo, new directors of AIReF’s Budget Analysis and Economic Analysis divisions

12 March 2020

Esther Gordo e Ignacio Fernández-Huertas

At the proposal of Cristina Herrero, the President of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), the Council of Ministers appointed Ignacio Fernández-Huertas Moraga and Esther Gordo Mora as the new directors of the institution’s Budget Analysis and Economic Analysis Divisions today.

“With Ignacio Fernández-Huertas and Esther Gordo as the directors of these two Divisions we have completed AIReF’s Technical Cabinet,” stated Cristina Herrero, president of the institution.

“Over the next six years we will reinforce AIReF’s actions in both the supervision of the Public Administrations’ finances and in the evaluation of public policies, with the aim of being more useful to society,” she added, after stating that “independence, transparency and accountability will remain guiding and essential principles for AIReF”.

Following these appointments, AIReF’s Technical Cabinet is composed of: President Cristina Herrero; Budget Analysis Division Director Ignacio Fernández-Huertas; Economic Analysis Division Director Esther Gordo; and Legal Affairs Division Director Diego Pérez.

Professional Profiles

Ignacio Fernández-Huertas Moraga is a graduate of Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Since 2006 he has been a Trade Expert and State Economist. He has been part of AIReF’s team since 2014, where he has been the Deputy Director General for State and Social Security in the Budget Analysis Division and was initially advisor to AIReF’s president on budgetary matters and institutional relations. Before that, he was Deputy Director General for Territorial Programming and Evaluation of Community Programmes and Executive Advisor in the Dirección General de Fondos Comunitarios (Directorate General for Community Funds) and Executive Advisor of the Cabinet of the Secretario de Estado de Hacienda y Presupuestos (Secretary of State for Finance and Budgets). Previously, he held various positions in the field of the protection of competition.

Esther Gordo is a graduate in Economics and Business Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid. She was previously an economist in the Dirección General de Economía y Estadística (Directorate General of Economics, Statistics and Research) of the Banco de España, where she specialised in analysing economic situations and policies in the Spanish economy and other EMU economies. She has represented this institution as part of various economic and financial forecasting and analysis groups of the European Central Bank, the OECD and the European Commission.

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