Who we are


The Atapuerca Foundation's highest governing body is its Board of Trustees, which meets at least twice a year. HRH Queen Sofía is the Honorary Chair of the Board. The Chair of the Board is elected once every five years from amongst the Board Members with voting rights. The Deputy Chairs of the Board are the three Life Trustees, Atapuerca Project Joint Managers Juan Luis Arsuaga, José María Bermúdez de Castro and Eudald Carbonell.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is primarily comprised of private institutions. Public institutions are also on the Board, some without voting rights.

The Board of Trustees – 19 full members

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

HONORARY CHAIR

  • HRH Queen Sofía

FULL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Antonio Miguel Méndez Pozo, editor-in-chief of the Diario de Burgos newspaper. CHAIR
  • Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras. PERMANENT DEPUTY CHAIR
  • José María Bermúdez de Castro Risueño. PERMANENT DEPUTY CHAIR
  • Eudald Carbonell Roura. PERMANENT DEPUTY CHAIR
  • Ginés Clemente Ortiz, Chair of the Caja de Burgos Bank Foundation. MEMBER
  • Rafael Barbero Martín, designated by the Caja de Burgos Bank Foundation. MEMBER
  • Gregorio Méndez Ordoñez, designated by the Diario de Burgos Board of Management. MEMBER, DIRECTOR-GENERAL
  • María Josefa García Cirac, Culture and Tourism Minister, representing the Government of Castilla and León. MEMBER
  • César Rico Ruiz, Chair of the Burgos Province Government, representing the Burgos Province Government. MEMBER
  • Daniel de la Rosa Villahoz, Mayor of Burgos, representing the Burgos City Council. MEMBER
  • José Ignacio Colina Contreras, Mayor of Ibeas de Juarros, representing the Ibeas de Juarros Municipal Council. MEMBER
  • Dña. Raquel Torrientes Burgos, Mayoress of Atapuerca, representing the Atapuerca Municipal Council. MEMBER
  • Antonio Miguel Méndez Pozo, Chair of the Burgos Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services, representing the Burgos Chamber of Commerce. MEMBER
  • Manuel Pérez Mateos, University of Burgos Chancellor, representing the University of Burgos. MEMBER
  • Ignacio María González de Santiago, Chair of the Cajacículo Foundation, representing the Cajacírculo Foundation. MEMBER
  • Alberto Rodríguez-Toquero Ramos, CEO of the director Mahou-San Miguel Group, representing the Mahou-San Miguel Group. MEMBER
  • Ramón Castresana Sánchez, Iberdrola Spain Foundation CEO, representing the Iberdrola Spain Foundation. MEMBER
  • António José Calçada de Sá, Repsol Foundation Deputy Chair and General Manager, representing the Repsol Foundation. MEMBER
  • Antonio Gallardo Ballart, Palarq Foundation Chair, representing the Palarq Foundation. MEMBER
  • Francisco Ivorra Miralles, Chair of the Board of Management, ASISA, representing ASISA. MEMBER

SCIENTIFIC TRUSTEES (same legal standing as honorary patrons)

Chancellor of the Complutense University, Madrid
Chancellor of the Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona.
Chair of the Higher Scientific Research Council.
Head of the National Human Evolution Research Centre, Burgos.

SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, without voting rights

Eva Manrique Martínez

Patrons on the board

Diario de Burgos
Fundación Caja de Burgos
Cervezas San Miguel
Fundación Iberdrola España
Fundación Repsol
Fundación Palarq
Asisa
Fundación Caja Círculo
Camara de Comercio de Burgos
Junta de Castilla y León
Excma. Diputación de Burgos
Ayuntamiento de Burgos

Other patrons

Ayto de Atapuerca
Universidad de Burgos
Ayto de Ibeas de Juarros

Honorary patrons

CSIC
CENIEH
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Guardians of the Atapuerca Foundation

Ausolan
Ribera del Duero
Obra Social
Fundación Ramón Areces
Hispanofil

Benefactors

Rebold
Caja Viva
Suzuki
AC Hotels
La Guía GO!
Fundación ACS
Virtualware
Omitsis
Hoteles Rice
Avecal
rtvcyl
Renault
Robusta
SierrActiva
Feeling
Viajes El Corte Inglés
FAE Burgos
Ureta Motor
Promecal
Cafes Gometero
CRECE
Foro Arekuna
Google
Reale Foundation
Fundación Ibercaja
Bankia

Collaborators with cultural and educational projects

Instituto Cervantes
Cruz Roja
Aspanias
elBullifoundation

Other organisations collaboting with the Atapuerca excavations

Eshia
Nivea
Cervezas San Miguel
Villodrigo
Solán de Cabras
Panadería de Ibeas de Juarros
Publinews
Land Rover Talleres Fausto
Imelsa
Uremovil
Autocid
Ceralto
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica
Campofrío
Coexistencia juventud

Other public bodies providing support to the Atapuerca Foundation and the Atapuerca research team

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
Ministerio de Defensa

Other research centres, universities and bodies collaborating with the Atapuerca Foundation and the Atapuerca Research Team

Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos
Gorham Cave
Universidad de Alcalá
Universidad de Zaragoza
Universidad del País Vasco
University College London
Iphes
Fundación Palarq
Georgian Museum
Fundación Palentológica Emiliano Aguirre

Team

Javier Gutiérrez González

  • General Manager
  • jgutierrez@fundacionatapuerca.es

Eva Manrique Martínez

  • Foundation Board Secretary
  • Finance and Human Resources
  • evamanrique@undacionatapuerca.es

Milagros Algaba Suárez

  • Aide to the Deputy Chairs
  • vicepresidencia@fundacionatapuerca.es

Sonia Alonso Romero

  • Institutional Relations and Sponsors
  • salonso@fundacionatapuerca.es

David Canales Camarero

  • Graduate technician in Experimental Archaeology
  • davidcanales@fundacionatapuerca.es

Álvaro Cantero Cuesta

  • Graduate technician in Experimental Archaeology

Felipe Cuartero Monteagudo

  • Graduate technician in Experimental Archaeology
  • felipecuartero@fundacionatapuerca.es

Cristina Cuesta Marín

  • Guided tour coordination - education
  • cristinacuesta@fundacionatapuerca.es

Fortunato Lázaro Alcalde

  • Services and maintenance
  • fortulazaro@fundacionatapuerca.es

Enrique Miguel Juarez

  • Services and maintenance
  • enriquemiguel@fundacionatapuerca.es

Verónica Martín Arroyo

  • Guided tour coordination - documentation
  • veronicamartin@fundacionatapuerca.es

Patricia Martínez García

  • Communication & image
  • pmartinez@fundacionatapuerca.es

Susana Sarmiento Pérez

  • Social networks and events
  • susanasarmiento@fundacionatapuerca.es