Gines was born in Cartagena, in Southern Spain. He graduated with a BA (Language and Literature) with a major in English and spent the first thirteen years of his career in various public and private schools in Spain. In 2013 he took up his first international appointment in Bangalore, India, and from 2014 on he acquired extensive knowledge of the IGCSE and IB curriculums. From 2016 to 2019 he was appointed as IB Coordinator and also completed his Masters in Educational Leadership. Gines is an experienced IB Spanish Language B examiner and a NEASC school visiting team-member. He likes Art movies, Early and Renaissance music, Chinese food and traveling around in foreign countries.