Georgina Cassar

GIBRALTAR’S first – and only to date – Olympian, Cassar shot to fame after starring for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games.Georgina Cassar

She appeared on August 10, with the team finishing 12th. Cassar was the first recipient of the Gibraltar Kusuma Excellence Sports Scholarship.

Gymnast Cassar studied ballet from the age of three before representing Gibraltar at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, finishing 16th overall.

Dr. Eva Carneiro

THE former Chelsea doctor found herself in the media spotlight following a high-profile clash with Jose Mourinho, then manager of the Blues. Carneiro rushed onto the pitch to tend to Belgian winger Eden Hazard, a response which drew public criticism from Mourinho. Eva Carneiro

Relieved of her duties, Carneiro sued the Stamford Bridge giants for constructive dismissal. Carneiro reached a settlement with Chelsea and a discrimination settlement Mourinho, with Chelsea apologizing to her.

Following her spell at Chelsea, Carneiro returned to the Rock to work breifly at the Gibraltar Specialist Medical Clinic. She is due to speak at the University of Gibraltar on March 30.

Kaiane Aldorino

THE jewel in Gibraltar’s crown won the Miss World title inKaianne2 Johannesburg in 2009. The win sparked wild celebrations back on the Rock, with Aldorino saying afterwards “I will try to do the best that I can now that I have opportunity and advantage”.

A former dancer trained in hip hop and contemporary styles with the Urban Dance Group, Aldorino had previously represented the Gibraltar National Dance Team. Since 2014, she has been the Deputy Mayor of Gibraltar.

Marlene Hassan Nahon

GIBRALTAR’S only independent MP struck out on her own after leaving the GSD in 2016. A former alumnus of the University of Manchester, Hassan Nahon opted against a career in law, later taking a postgraduate course at the London School Of Journalism. Marlene Hassan Nahon

Hassan Nahon – the daughter of Sir Joshua Hassan – entered the political fray in 2013, following the death of Charles Bruzon, standing as a candidate in the subsequent by-election seat. In October last year, she revealed to the Olive Press she was planning to form a new party. She has won a name as a strong parliamentarian, raising concerns around the GHA, university tuition fees and the legalisation of cannabis-based medicine.

Surianne Dalmedo

THE Gibraltar songstress’s Latin/flamenco style has seen her described as la nina del sur.Surianne

Dalmedo has performed at London’s Trade Union Congress in aid of International Woman’s Day, The Princes Trust Business Awards, The Gibraltar Jazz Festival, The London International Music Show, The Beverley Folk Festival and O2 Carling Academy. In 2012, she performed in front of 100,000 people at Hyde Park’s A Future That Works rally. Back on home turf,she opened for Suzanne Vega at St Michael’s Cave. Dalmedo has also founded the The Busy Bee Club and Laude Academy of Performing Arts, working as a creative mentor to young children in Spain and Gibraltar.

Professor Daniella Tilbury

THE first female Gibraltarian to hold the title of university professor, Tilbury returned to the Rock in 2015 after a 25-year career in the UK and elsewhere to take the role of vice chancellor at the newly opened University of Gibraltar. Daniella Tilbury

The winner of several research awards, including the Macquarie Innovation Award for Research and Marie Curie International Research Fellowship, Tilbury has overseen the establishment of research units at the university. She has worked for projects funded by the European Union, United Nations and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), among others. She recently gave evidence to The House Of Lords European Union Committee, expressing concern about the effect of Brexit on the university.

Dr. Jennifer Ballantine Perera

BASED at the Garrison Library, Perera is one of the brains behind Bordering on Britishness, a huge oral history of and by Gibraltarians. jennifer-ballantine

Working alongside The University of Essex’s Professor Andrew Canessa, Perera and a team of handpicked researchers have interviewed up to 400 Gibraltarians, recording and documenting their life experiences, which often span some of the Rock’s most historic events. She is the founder director of Calpe Press, an independent publishing house which focuses on Gibraltar writings. She is the current director of the Garrison Library, hosting the acclaimed Literary Festival each year.