President of the Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N) since 2020. He was the Rector of Universidade do Minho from 2009 to 2017. He is also a Professor at the Department of Polymer Engineering and a researcher at the Institute of Polymers and Composites at the same institution.
Director of the Soares dos Reis National Museum. Former Head of the Regional Directorate for Culture of the North. Former director of Paço dos Duques de Bragança, in Guimarães, and coordinator of the Museum of Vila do Conde.
D. José Cordeiro
Archbishop of Braga since February 12, 2022. Before, he was the Bishop of Bragança-Miranda since 2011. Member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments since 2016. Within the scope of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, he is the President of the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and Spirituality since 2014, a member of the Permanent Council since 2017 and a delegate to the International Eucharistic Congresses since 2018.
Isabel Pires de Lima
Full professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto, specialized in Portuguese Literature. Vice-President of the Serralves Foundation. Former Minister of Culture of Portugal, between 2005 and 2008.
Joana Aguiar e Silva
Vice-rector of the University of Minho for Culture and Territory. Currently an associate professor at the University of Minho Law School.
Head of the Regional Directorate for Culture of the North. Former director of the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Porto, where she is a researcher at the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts.
Luís Braga da Cruz
Chairman of the Board of Founders of the Serralves Foundation in Porto from 2016 to 2018. Minister of Economy of Portugal from 2001 to 2002 and former chairman of The Northern Regional Coordination and Development Commission.
Luís Pedro Martins
President of the Regional Tourism Entity of Porto and North of Portugal since 2019. He was responsible for the Communication and Marketing of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto. Between 2014 and 2019, he was Executive Director of Torre dos Clérigos. He has a degree in Design from ESAD and a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management from the University of Porto.
Maria João Bustorff
Conservation and restoration specialist. President of the Board of Curators of the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation. Former Minister of Culture of Portugal, between 2004 and 2005.