The Board of Trustees is formed of highly recognised professionals, who, at no cost to Cudeca, ensure that the aims of the Foundation are complied with

Our Trustees

PATRONATO Ricardo Urdiales 02

Ricardo Urdiales

PATRONATO Susan Hannam 02

Susan Hannam

PATRONATO Marisa Martín 02

Dr. Marisa Martín
Chief Executive and Medical Director

PATRONATO Rafael Olalla 02

Rafael Olalla
Deputy Chief Executive
Director of Finance, Communications & Fundraising

PATRONATO Fernando Gil 02

Fernando Gil
Secretary & Treasurer
Lawyer and Qualified Accountant

PATRONATO Juan Antonio Astorga 02

Juan Antonio Astorga
Ex-President of the Ilustre Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga

Liz Parry 01

Liz Parry B.E.M.
Retired newspaper Editor

PATRONATO Ismael Herruzo 02

Dr. Ismael Herruzo
Expresident of SEOR (Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica) Director of Oncology C Haya.
Medical Director of the Regional Hospital of Malaga (2020-2022)
Head of Oncology Radiotherapy Dept., Carlos Haya Hospital, Málaga


J. Fraser Ingram
Chief Operating Officer,

Yorkshire Building Society.

Our advisory committee

The Advisory Committee will be formed by professionals of recognized prestige and knowledge  in each of the areas in which the Foundation is acting.  It will not have any legal power nor, responsibilities, and its function will be to give advice to the Board of Trustees about specific issues. The length of the mandate will be four years. The post is not remunerated.

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Alfonso Pinedo
Retired Doctor and Medical School Professor of Malaga University


Emilio Alba
Head of Oncology of Málaga University Chief of Medical Oncology Department of Hospital Regional Universitario y Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, de Malaga

Curro Herrera Gaona

Curro Herrera Gaona
Journalist and businessman.
Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Wales.
Executive MBA Chamber of Commerce.
AMP Instituto de Empresa.

Our Honorary Trustee

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Antonio Banderas

Actor, Film Director and charity supporter in Malaga. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Malaga and the Dickinson College University of Pennsylvania. Advisor for the Cervantes Institute in New York and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. President of the “Lágrimas y Favores” Foundation, created in 2010 with the aim of supporting the University of Malaga and Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice.

Our ambassadors

PATRONATO Domi del Postigo

Domi del Postigo

Actor, journalist, TV & Radio presenter, actively collaborates with Cudeca Hospice since 2007, both from his journalistic role as a presenter at numerous fundraising charity events.

Examples of this are Cudeca´s Gala Dinners, Cudeca´s Charity Concerts at the Cervantes Theatre in Málaga, and the editions of the Charity Golf Tournament “Fernando Martín Pinto” in aid of Cudeca Hospice.

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Remedios Cervantes

Actress, TV presenter and model. She collaborates actively as a volunteer and as a media professional with Cudeca Hospice since 2009, through numerous fundraising charity events, television and social networks.

Examples of this are Cudeca´s Gala Dinners, the Cudeca Charity Shops, Sunflower Campaign, Become a Benefactor Campaign and Corporate Cultural & Sporting Events.

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Chucho Valdés

Born in Quivicán (Cuba), Chucho is considered one of the best pianists in the world, having won to date eight Grammy awards: five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy. In 2012 he was proclaimed by the New York Times as “the Dean of Latin Jazz.” In addition, he is a professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, a Goodwill Ambassador of FAO for the UN, and has numerous doctorates and awards worldwide.

Chucho actively supports Cudeca Hospice since 2007, when he participated as a guest artist in the first charity concert performed by his father, the great Bebo Valdés. Since then, Chucho has helped Cudeca Hospice on countless occasions donating his music to aid our “special kind of caring”.

Mayca Campos

María del Carmen Campos Palero

State official. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Protocol department. Member of the International Association of Foreign Diplomats in Spain (AIDE) and of the Arab Diplomatic Ladies in Spain.

Active collaborator since the beginning of the Foundation, she has carried out an important work of communication and fundraising in Madrid through the Gala Dinners at the Ritz Hotel, the AIDE Diplomatic Solidarity Bazaar Kermés, and the Solidarity Table in the Anniversary of the Queen of England at the British Consulate in Madrid.

Decorations of Spain:

Order of Civil Merit – Commendation of Number – 18/06/2016

Order of Isabella of Castile – Commendation 06/12/2010

Order of Civil Merit – Commendation – 10/10/2007

Order of Isabella of Castile- Official Cross – 24/03/2006

Order of Civil Merit – Officer’s Cross – 19/07/2004

Order of Civil Merit – Cross – 11/07/2003

Order of Isabella of Castile – Lady´s Bow – 06/12/1997

Decorations of Lithuania:
Order of Merit – Medal – 06/06/2005

Decorations of Portugal:
Order of Infant Henry – Medal – 22/09/2006

Our executive committee & management team


Ricardo Urdiales

Dr. Marisa Martín
Chief Executive and Medical Director

Rafael Olalla
Deputy Chief Executive.
Director of Finance, Communications & Fundraising


Includes the Executive Committee plus:

Dr. Rafael Gómez
Assistential Manager

Assumpta Eceiza
Financial & Facilities Manager

Fundraising & Communication Manager

Daniel Beaudet
Retail Manager

Ángel Bataller
Training & Research Manager