Anne Hernández (President) – a bi-lingual qualified British teacher who has spent 30+ years on Spanish soil. Now divorced from her Spanish husband, Anne lives in Mijas Costa near to her only daughter who is a professional singer.
Anne says – After 20 years lecturing in a university in the UK I suppose I become rather anti-establishment with the advent of all the political correctness and with the stress of targets to meet and boxes to tick I felt we were not allowed the previous creativity in teaching and I was little more than a pen-pusher so I moved to Spain for a more relaxed and healthier lifestyle. After lecturing in a university here for several years I was offered a change of career to take over an estate agency which I did for 8 years but then the recession worsened and it was costing me money to keep the doors open. As president of my large 500 strong community I had gained knowledge of community issues so I worked as assistant to a community administrator. He moved to Alicante so I went back to teaching. I’m not a political animal but will fight tooth and nail for what I consider to be right as I am doing now with our acquired rights as residents here. I am often asked why I have not changed my nationality and the simple answer is I didn’t need to. As an EU citizen I share the same rights here in Spain as the Spanish and I have no intention of going anywhere, this is my home. I suppose on a personal level my biggest concern re Brexit is that my British qualifications will still be recognised here after the UK has left the EU.