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Executive Committee

The EXCO assist the Executive Chairman in reaching key objectives, including, contributing towards the setting up of policy and the strategic direction for the Agency, as well as overseeing the implementation of the business plans and monitoring of the Agency's operations and financial performance. Furthermore, the EXCO discusses and takes positions on issues and risks which are of corporate, strategic or critical nature for the organisation's operation. The EXCO also takes proactive measures for the Agency to be an employer and service provider of choice. Additionally, EXCO serves as one of the formal channels for information dissemination from MITA senior management to staff, and for feedback from staff to reach senior management. 

Chief Financial Officer​​ - Finance & Contracts Department ​
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Ivan Alessandro
​ As MITA Chief Financial Officer, Ivan Alessandro is responsible for the financial  stewardship of the Agency, including financial planning, financial affairs and reporting,  procurement and treasury management.

  Prior to the role of CFO, he was Financial Controller and Finance Manager of MITTS Ltd.   In this role he oversaw the financial and administrative operations of the Agency, was
 key  for the implementati​on of MITA cost management framework and system,    implementation of various cost containment initiatives, and served also on various  committees and tendering boards.  

Ivan served also as Financial Controller of MCST and EuroMediti and was appointed National Contact Point for Legal and Financial Matters of the FP7 R&I Funds between 2007 and 2009.  He was responsible for the entities financial planning, finances and EU Projects funds management controls.

Ivan, has a strong financial background and extensive experience in the public sector.  He is a CPA Warrant Holder, graduated in Accountancy in 2001 and is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a member of ICAEW Finance and Management Faculty - UK.
 
Head of Department - Service Management​​

Ing. Ian Bonello Ian graduated in Electrical engineering, and started his professional career in the private  sector as a security engineer. He later joined SGS Thompson as a quality engineer  specializing in quality outgoing w​ithin the semiconductor industry.  In 1993 Ian joined  MSU as a Technical Services officer focusing on network design and implementation.

 Over the years he worked up the ranks and today runs the Networks and Services  Department.  During the 20 years employed with the organization, Ian gained experience  in all areas of ICT infrastructure, both from a design and implementation, and also from a  support and maintenance point of view.

 

Head of Department - Strategy and Business​​ ​​

Ing. Emanuel Darmanin  Emanuel Darmanin joined MITA in 1994 and since then has occupied various senior   management positions including that of Chief Information Officer.  Over the years he   had responsibilities for ICT Governance, Service Management, Information Security and     Risk Management, Contracting and Supplier Management, and Project Management.

  Previous to joining MITA he worked in the public sector and the private sector, enjoying    work experiences both locally and abroad.

He graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Malta in 1989.  In 2000, he gained an MBA from Henley Management College and in 2006 an MA in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta.

Head eGov & Corp. Solutions Department

Carmelo Formosa After working experiences with the Central Bank of Malta and the Department of  Contracts, Charles graduated with honours in Public Administration in 1990.  In 1988, he  joined the Budget Office at the Ministry of Finance where he worked very closely with  various Ministers in the drawing up of the yearly Government Financial Estimates and the  drafting of Budget Speeches.  Charles then moved to the Corporate Services Department  where he held various headship positions. 

 In 1998, he was appointed Head, Inspectorate Unit within the Cabinet Office. Charles was subsequently appointed Assistant Director – Human Resources at the Ministry of Finance and was also responsible to manage the IT Vote of the Ministry.

After reading for an MBA in Strategic Management at the Maastricht School of Management, he moved to the then MITTS Ltd in 2001 as Corporate Strategist.  During the period 2005 – 2008, Charles was called back to the Ministry of Finance to assist as a technical expert in the setting up of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Unit.  Charles also served as Director of the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation between 2007 – 2008. 

On his return to MITA Charles occupied various roles and was responsible amongst others for: strategy formulation; business planning and ICT budgeting.  In April 2013, Charles moved to the Executive Office.  He was also appointed as Chief Administrator of the eSkills Malta Foundation.

Head of Department - Infrastructure Services​​ ​​

Robert Galea Robert Galea joined MITA (then MSU Ltd) in November 1992 within the Network  Operations Centre.  In late 1993 Robert was promoted to Project Leader responsible for  infrastructure projects, then in June 1997 to Manager responsible for operations and  projects for e-mail, Internet and the Malta Government Network.

 In January 2002 he was promoted to Enterprise Programme Manager responsible for  strategic, multi-million Euro, corporate infrastructure projects, chiefly the overhaul of the  Malta Government Network, the consolidation of core IT Services provided by MITA and the overhaul of the MITA‟s Internet infrastructure.

In October 2009 Robert was promoted to Department Manager of the Systems Management Department, responsible for the Network Operations Centre (and MITA’s two Corporate Data Centres), the Systems & Databases Team and the Internet & Groupware Team.

Head of Department - Facilities Management 

Wayne Lee Valentine Wayne Lee Valentine heads the Facilities Management Department effectively managing  the corporate administration function of the Agency. 

 Wayne has started his career with MITA over 20 years ago as a Technical Apprentice  Student. Through his career with MSU / MITTS / MITA,  Wayne has been actively involved  in various ICT infrastructure projects across the Education and Health sectors including  Internet for Schools project and Mater Dei Data Centre. 

During 2010/2011, Wayne for responsible for the development of state of the art Data Centre for the Government of Malta. The MITA Data Centre is TIER III Data Centre Facility certified internationally by  Uptime Institute. This certification demonstrates that the facility has attained high standards while providing a balance between performance, resource capacity and flexibility. 

Wayne is an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and holds the Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Specialist and CDCDP qualifications. 

Hobbies and interests include music, energy efficiency and sustainable buildings.


Head of Department - Programme Management

Pierre Vella Pierre Vella joined MITA, then known as Management Systems Unit Ltd, in March 1996  following a nine-year tenure within the Public Service.  Pierre has actively contributed to  a number of high profile reform projects within the Ministry of Finance, mainly related to  tax and fiscal policy with the main initiatives being the implementation of diverse  Information Systems projects in relation to the Final Settlement System (FSS) and the  introduction Self-Assessment regime within the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

 Pierre was appointed Project Manager in June 2000, where he managed various key transformational projects such as the launch of Inland Revenue Services On-Line, the Corporate Tax Return process and the major introduction of the Non-Filing concept, where the vast majority of taxpayers are not required to lodge Income Tax Returns thanks to the integration of various related information systems.

Following the successful implementation of the above projects, Pierre's portfolio of responsibility was then expanded to include other important sectors such as VAT, the Tax Compliance Unit (TCU) and the Capital Transfer Duty.  Furthermore, Pierre was selected to represent the local Inland Revenue and VAT functions within various European and international fora. 

Most recently Pierre also worked on the major initiative for the Simplification of Services offered to citizens and businesses across Ministries and Public Service Departments.

Pierre is also active within the European Commission in areas pertaining to EU-wide collaboration in areas of IT and related best practices and has chaired the IT Collaboration Catalyst Project Group in Taxation, between October 2014 and December 2015.​