Members of the Government Council

Government Council Carmen Walker Späh

Regierungsrätin Carmen Walker Späh

Head of the Department for Economic Affairs since 2015
President of the Government Council 2019/2020

Party membership: FDP The Liberals
Places of origin: Wassen, Zurich
Date of birth: 29/1/1958
Domicile: Zurich

Professional activity

1983Degree in law from the University of Zurich
1983/1984Intern at the District Court, Pfäffikon ZH
1984/1985Junior Associate in law firm, City of Zurich
1986–1988Legal secretary, Building Appeal Commissions, Canton of Zurich
1988–2000Deputy building secretary / head of office of the building inspection and legal service, Building Department,  City of Winterthur
1989Admitted to the bar
2000–2015Self-employed lawyer in Zurich

Political activity

2000–2005Member of the Constitutional Council
2002–2015Member of the Cantonal Parliament – Member of the Commission for Planning and Building
2010-2017President of FDP.Die Liberalen Frauen Switzerland