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Heathcliff Farrugia has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the MGA with effect from April 24, by the Malta Gaming Authority board after consultation with Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri.
He succeeds Joseph Cuschieri, who earlier this month was appointed chief executive officer of the Malta Financial Services Authority.
Mr Farrugia has held various senior executive positions both within the private and the public sector. In 2014, Mr Farrugia joined the Gaming Authority in the role of Chief Operations Officer, and was pivotal in the transformation process which the Authority underwent. He held this position for two years until his appointment as Chief Regulatory Officer in 2016.
He was also a member of the Supervisory Council, and co-chaired the Fit & Proper Committee, entrusted with the assessment of the fit and properness of individuals and companies applying for a MGA licence.
Prior to joining the MGA, Mr Farrugia spent the largest part of his career in the telecoms industry, specifically with Vodafone Malta, where he occupied various managerial positions.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events