The BTUI has a committed, full-time staff working in its different projects. Due to the net working methodology of the Initiative, there are also some people with different backgrounds that work with specific projects according to their field of expertise.
Staff members include the Management board, composed by the President and the two Co-coordinators. The Initiative’s office is run by the two Co-coordinators with staff working directly in BTUI’s different projects. An extended staff for specific projects are composed by two other Consultants, a Graphic Designer, and a Webmaster.
Joan Francesc Pont
Professor of Tax Law. He has been involved with the BTUI since its beginning, when the Catalan movement began. He has also been involved in several projects from both Spanish and international companies. His main research nowadays is about the relationships between public administration and taxpayers. He is active in many fields, such as which public-private cooperation, associations and foundations, and international tax planning. He has published 28 books both from his tax law speciality and other topics regarding historical, philosophical, and political issues.
Marta Junqué Surià
Ariadna Güell Sans
Ariadna Güell Sans
Ariadna has both a personal and professional interest on public policies, with a special focus on efficiency and effectiveness improvement. She strives to improve the public sector from different areas and, since 2019, she has been pushing for the implementation of time use policies both at regional, national, and international level. She has more than eight years of experience as a consultant for the public sector, both for Spanish and international institutions such as the United Nations.
Marta Junqué Surià
MA in public management and BA in Political Science and Public Administration. Currently, she is doing a PhD. She is passionate about improving our society and has been involved both personally and professionally in public policy design, implementation, and change management. Since 2019, she is involved in ensuring time use is placed at the centre of the political agenda, both at the global and local scale. She has more than 10 years of experience in business consulting and has expertise in a variety of business-related disciplines. She is experienced in working with international (especially at the EU level) and local organisations in both the public and private sector. She has also volunteered on different NGOs around the world.
Lía Barrese Ponce
Assistant to the co-coordination
Lia is an economist with an MA in Global Economics and Local Development. She has experience in urban policy design and advocacy, and her passion lies in social impact initiatives. She worked for over four years at the Buenos Aires City Council, implementing strategies to promote emerging/ innovative environments in the city. She also worked within the framework of urban innovation for the Barcelona City Council, more specifically for the BIT Habitat Foundation. Lately, she was policy adviser of social affairs at Eurocities, experience that helped her gain in-depth experience with European politics and its local impacts specifically in the field of social affairs.
Marc Martorell Escofet
Marc is a consultant specialised in Public Policy and Communications with an MA in International Relations and Affairs. His experience is linked to the public, private, and non-profit sectors, where he has led cross-sectorial projects in different contexts that focussed in creating brand identities or institutional narratives in different fields. He is committed towards building up the narrative of delivering time as a civic right, adapting it to different national and cultural contexts, establishing the institutional framework from which real and implementable public policies can be developed.