Governing Board

What is the Governing Board ?

The Governing Board is the body elected by the Owners to represent the interests of the Owners.

What does it consist of?

The Governing Board consists of a President who represents the Owners legally and otherwise; a Vice President who works closely with the President and represents the President in his absence and a Treasurer who works alongside the President and Vice President in carrying out Community duties and who liaises with the Administration Company with specific regard to financial matters. All must be property owners in the Community. The President does not need to be Spanish, speak Spanish or even be an official full time Spanish resident.

What does the Governing Board do ?

The Governing Board carries out administrative duties with the assistance of the Administrator. The Governing Board signs contracts and cheques on behalf of the community, orders work that is included in the Annual Budget together with urgent necessary work. They oversee the budget spend and prepare the proposed budget for the forthcoming year.

How is the Governing Board elected ?

The Governing Board is elected by the majority vote of the Owners either at an Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting.

How long does the Governing Board serve?

The Governing Board is elected for one year.

Board Focus Areas

The current Governing Board maintain the following objectives:

  • · To maintain the community at the desired high standard
  • · To protect and enhance the value of our investment
  • · To maintain operating costs at competitive levels
  • · To closely monitor all expenditure and budget levels
  • · To maintain a reserve fund to protect the community against unforseen expenditure
  • · To maintain the improved collection of community fees
  • The President of the Community has a close working relationship with the Administrator, Carmen Garcia (G & M Administraciones) and many of the suppliers. The aim is for information to be readily available to all owners and for lines of communication to be open and easy.

The Governing Board today

    At the AGM on 26 October 2015 the following community owners were re-elected to become the Governing Board responsible for the management of La Cala Hills Phase 1:

José Maria Mariscal Pareja (President).

(En Espaol) I am from Mijas and I am 48 years old. Holder of a Business diploma, married with two marvellous children. In one Word, I am very happy.
I worked for Mijas Council for 24 years, where I have rendered my services in different Departments; as Secretary of the Mayor during 12 years, In charge of Las Lagunas Council's Offices during 7 years and in the department of Catastro (property register) and Local Police during other few years.
At the moment Iam on leave of absence due to special services, having my post reserved in the Mijas Council up to 2015.
The reason for the leave was to be able to try my luck in the private sector, and it Works. At present I manage several Companies, Bona Fide Costa S.L. being one of them and the most successful. I managed this Company for the last 11 years. It is based in La Cala de Mijas and deals with International Law, Conveyancing, Inheritance, family Law and claims, Labour and fiscal Gestoría, Estate Agency; sales/Rentals, between other things.

Patti Senker (Vicepresident).

She works part-time for a UK based children’s charity and is also a volunteer for the local animal charity P.A.D (Protección de Animales Domesticos).

Sandie Emerson (Board member).

Sandie and husband Roger have lived in Phase 1 since it was first built after moving to Spain from the UK.

They have a successful local family business supplying glass curtains and stainless steel products


Barbara Harris (Apt. 809)

Ray Small (Apt. 914)

Alison Marshall (Apt.406)

Ian Leader (Apt.312) , Auditor


We would like to give thanks to the following owners who have served our Community in the role of President :

2004 – 2005

2005 – 2006

2006 – 2007

2007 – 2008

2008 – 2009

2009 – 2010

2010 –