Ana Mato – Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality
Ana Mato Adrover is a member of the Partido Popular and the current Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality. She has been this role since December 2011.
Born in Madrid on 24th September 1959, Mato studied Political Sciences before becoming a university lecturer. In 1987 she went to work for José María Aznar, who at the time was President of the regional parliament ofCastileand León, rising up to become his Cabinet Secretary until January 1991.
That year, Mato was elected to the regional parliament of the Community of Madrid, a role she held until being elected to the national Congress of Deputies as a representative of Madrid in the 1993 General Election. She held that seat until 2004 when she contested and one a seat in the European Parliament.
At the 2008 General Election Mato returned to the Congress of Deputies, again representing Madrid.
Within the Partido Popular Mato plays a key role, acting as Vice Secretary General and holds responsibility for the planning and organisation of electoral campaigns.
After her party’s successful result in the 2011 General Election, Mato was appointed Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality by the new Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.
Her brother, Gabriel Mato Adrover, is also a politician and is currently a Member of the European Parliament for the PP.