Minister of Culture
Natàlia Garriga Ibáñez

Born in Barcelona in 1969.

Graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona, she completed her studies with a postgraduate degree in accounting for lawyers at the University of Barcelona and with a master's degree in directive function at the School of Public Administration of Catalonia.

In 1989 she joined the Generalitat de Catalunya, working at the Catalan Agricultural Credit Institute, depending on the Department of Economics. She has also held various positions in the Department of the Presidency, in the General Directorate of Interdepartmental Coordination.

Between 2007 and 2016 she was manager of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises, of the Department of Culture. She has collaborated as a professor at the Open University of Catalonia between 1998 and 2014.

On 19 January 2016, she joined as Director of Services of the Department of the Vice-Presidency and Economy and Finance. During the last five years she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Office for the Support of Cultural Initiative and the National Theatre of Catalonia, among others.

She is currently Secretary of Cultural Policy, Education and Sports of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.