Simonds Farson Cisk plc has announced the appointment of Justine Pergola as a new Non-Executive Director of the company, succeeding her mother, the late Baroness Christiane Ramsay Scicluna.
Ms Pergola takes the position after having served as a Director on the Board of Farsons Beverage Imports Company since 2015.
Her latest appointment comes after the passing of her mother, Baroness Ramsay Scicluna, in November.
The pair are credited with masterminding the rebirth of 19th century stately home, Palazzo Parisio, as a highly sought after venue and home of fine food and drink.
Baroness Christiane Ramsay Scicluna and Justine Pergola. Image: Facebook/ Palazzo Parisio
The Baroness served the Simonds Farson Cisk board since 2015, but the Scicluna family – the Cisk element in Simonds Farsons Cisk – is said to be an important part of the history and dynamism of the company’s story.
Indeed, in 1928, the family’s bank, under the direction of Marquis John Scicluna, obtained an exclusive license to manufacture Pilsner and Bavarian style 'Munchener' lager beers in Malta – the first locally brewed lager on the island – which took the name ‘Cisk.’
Ms Pergola is currently an owner and Director of Business Development at Palazzo Parisio – registered as Sciclunas Estates Ltd.
She had a cosmopolitan upbringing, attending boarding school in England, and initially aspired to enter showbusiness, before finding her calling when she discovered her love for interior design and hospitality.
Justine Pergola. Image: Facebook/ Palazzo Parisio