Ana Pastor – Minister of Public Works
Ana María Pastor Julián is the current Minister of Public Works and has served in the post since December 2011.
Born inZamoraon 11th November 1957, Pastor studied Medicine and Surgery and worked in the public health sector for many years, principally in the region ofGalicia.
In 1999 she was appointed as an Under-Secretary of State for Education and Culture, and subsequently as Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of the Presidency.
Since the General Election in 2000 she has been a member of the Congress of Deputies as a representative of Pontevedra. In 2002 she was promoted to the role of Minister of Health, and served in that position until the defeat of the Partido Popular in the 2004 General Election.
Between 2008 and 2011 Pastor served as one of the Vice-Presidents of the Congress of Deputies, and following the PP’s return to power in 2011 she was named Minister of State for Public Works, a role which incorporates national infrastructure and transport policies.