A seasoned change-management professional who has successfully straddled various management roles within various sectors, I have extensive experience in public sector reform, starting with the Public Service Reform Commission, which charted the way for a modern public sector. Following a stint within the private sector, I was lured back to the public sector in a finance and admin role within the Government’s public service reform entity, the MSU (now MITA) with a staff complement of 400 circa, overseeing annual budgets of around Lm8 million (circa €20 million). Thereafter, I carried out public service management consultancy within the Government’s Management and Efficiency Unit, notably co-drafting Malta’s first e-Government strategy in 2000, which laid the foundation for eGovernment services.
I joined the Malta Communications Authority in 2001 and was responsible for setting up and subsequently managing the strategic/business planning/performance measurement function within the Authority. I also set up, and currently manage, the competition analysis of electronic communications and postal markets. Periodically, I have been entrusted with the management of ‘ad hoc’ strategic projects, notable examples being:
• The setting up of the electronic communications authorisation framework in the newly liberalised regulatory environment (2003)
• The setting up of the postal sector regulatory framework (2004),
• Digital TV transmission policy (2005/2007),
• The Terrestrial Television digital switchover (2011),
• The postal regulatory framework review (2012/2013),
• The transposition of the EU Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (2015/6) and
• The transposition of the European Electronic Communications Code (2020/21).
I am also the Malta representative on the European Commission's Communications Committee (COCOM).