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The Team

Citizens Advice Spain is a group of like minded volunteers who donate their time effortlessly to assisting others with their issues, large and small.

How Can Citizens Advice Bureau Spain Benefit You?

As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system can be disconcerting? Have you discovered that the simplest of transactions are difficult to conclude? Find yourself searching for answers to problems only to discover that there is nowhere where you could find a solution? I am assuming that the answer is yes and that is why should be a member of our web site if you arent already.

Myra Cecilia Azzopardi

Founder of the Citizens Advice Bureau Spain organisation.
Speaks: Bilingual - English / Spanish.

Born into a forces family, Myra spent her childhood travelling and residing in various countries. This way of life continued into adulthood. Her own experience as a perpetual expatriate may have unconsciously directed her to pursue a career aimed at the Spanish expatriate community. After she attended Secondary School in Cyprus and a short stint at...


Lucy Jane Jimenez

Administrator
Speaks: Bilingual - English / Spanish

Lucy is the youngest member of our team. Twenty nine years young and, though born in the UK, has lived most of her life in Spain, arriving with her family to live in Torrevieja Spain when she was two years old. Lucy, who is daughter to a Spanish father and English mother, is bilingual in Spanish & English. At thirteen Lucy returned to the UK t...


Dr. Maria Tacchi

Medical Adviser
Speaks: Italian / English / Spanish

Dr. María Cecilia Tacchi is a fully qualified M.D and registered at the Colegio de Médicos de Málaga. Maria, who qualified in internal medicine and Hematology, came to Spain in 2007 where she commenced working for the Spanish NHS. After experiencing some unfortunate incidents during her own personal healthcare, she became interested in the field...


Richelle de Wit

Administrator / Adviser
Speaks: Trilingual - Dutch / English / Spanish

A Dutch national, Richelle moved with her partner to rural, inland Spain in early spring of 2001 and almost immediately got pregnant, the best way to integrate into Spanish society! Whilst living in the Netherlands she used to work as a financial controller for a television/drama production company and was responsible for contracts and insurances. ...


Donna Walrond

Administrator
Speaks: English

Donna Walrond sailed to Spain from England in 1995 along with her husband and young son. Landing in Palma de Mallorca with no intentions of living in Spain but soon discovered that a wonderful life could be had here. The first obstacle she discovered with Spanish bureaucracy was placing her young son in to a Spanish school (a legal requirement). As...


Julie Payne

Administrator
Speaks: English

Having lived on the Costa del Sol for nearly 15 years now, and surprisingly survived all the vagaries of the differences in the systems and constitutions between Britain and Spain, she has come to regard the Costa del Sol as irresistible, not just for the exceptional climate but also for the people. Julie loves the diversity of cultures and the ama...


Philip Carroll

Administrator / Adviser
Speaks: Bilingual - English / Spanish

Philip moved to Spain in 2007 had pursued a career in international banking and legal services. It was in the latter where he developed and interest in the law, and how it affects peoples’ lives. He was actively involved in the development of quality standards for legal advisors, particularly covering the quality of advice. Following his move...


Marion Dobbin

Administrator
Speaks: English

Marion worked in banking regulatory compliance before she retired. The wonders of the internet allow her to fulfil her role as volunteer administrator, whether she is in Spain or in the UK. Marion first joined the Citizens Advice Spain facebook group in September 2013 and was amazed at all the free advice and assistance given and the fact that it w...


Sue Hewitt

Administrator
Speaks: English

After qualifying as a State Registered Nurse (already qualified in Ophthalmic Nursing) I specialised in Accident and Emergency nursing before joining the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service. After 16 years Service I retired with the rank of Squadron Leader. Still being quite young I decided on another career move and joined a County C...


Gerry Flynn

Administrator
Speaks: English

Over 35yrs working in the Occupational Pensions Industry from administrator to Pensions Manager, Project Manager to Consultant for many large and well known companies. With a great deal of experience in DB, DC, CARE, and Auto enrolment. However the ever changing environment of legislation and regulation, it had become tiring and we needed a break. ...


Craig Edmonds

Technical Support
Speaks: English and Spanish

With an extensive management background in the hospitality industry working around the world at well known companies such as Royal Caribbean, Sheraton and Planet Hollywood Craig settled on moving to Spain in late 2000 after marrying his Spanish sweetheart whom he met in London 2 years earlier and is now a husband and the proud father of two wonderf...