MARÍA LUISA CARCEDO

MARÍA LUISA CARCEDO

Born in Asturias in 1953, María Luisa Carcedo obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Oviedo, as well as a diploma in Business Medicine from the National School of Occupational Medicine (ENMT). She started her professional career by working as a primary care provider within the Principality of Asturias, the Health Services of Sotrondio and the El Natahoyo Health Center in Gijón.

Between 1984 and 1991, she took over management responsibilities related to the Asturias region, first as Director of Health Services Unit at the Valle del Nalón and Director of the National Institute of Health (INSALUD), and later on as Director General of Public Health at the Principality of Asturias. Furthermore, she was member of the Congress of Deputies of the Principality of Asturias, as well as Councilor for Environment and Urbanization.

Moreover, she was Spokesperson of the Socialist Party of the Principality of Asturias at the Congress of Deputies of the Spanish government. She was elected member of the Congress of Deputies for Asturias in both 8th and 10th Legislature, as well as Spanish Senator for Asturias, between 2015 and 2018. In addition, she was President of the Spanish Agency for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Quality of Services, between 2008 and 2011.

Since June 21st, she is High Commissioner for the Fight Against Child Poverty of Spain. Currently, she is member of the PSOE’s Federal Executive Committee as an Executive Secretary for Health and Consumption.