Born in Madrid to a Spanish mother and British father, Jimmy Burns Marañon has been the Chairman of the BritishSpanish Society since March 2013 and an active member of the Society since the 1970s. Jimmy was also the Editor of the Society’s magazine La Revista from 2010 to 2013 and now serves as Executive Editor.
As a journalist Jimmy worked for the Financial Times for over three decades (1979 – 2009), during which he was posted as a foreign correspondent in Lisbon, Madrid and Buenos Aires before working for the newspaper as a senior reporter in a number of fields including industrial relations, special investigations, politics, crime and security.
Jimmy is also the author of several books and is an independent consultant on Spain and Latin America.
Aside from the BritishSpanish Society, Jimmy is also the Co-Founder of Friends of Battersea Park; has served as a member of the Management Council of Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies (London School of Economics), is a Director of The Tablet Publishing Company, and former President of the Stonyhurst Association.