Secretariat

Andrew Agius Muscat

Secretary General

Andrew Agius Muscat is an entrepreneur and an experienced management practitioner. Holding a BA honours degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in European Studies, he is a regular speaker at management and leadership training seminars and conferences, and is the founder of the Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Academy. His practical experience was gained in public sector change management initiatives as a consultant within the Office of the Prime Minister for 8 years and later another 10 years (to-date) in the private sector, as CEO and Board Director of various organisations in different sectors, namely food production and distribution, construction, tourism, and as an independent consultant, specialising in strategy and international business development, marketing and media production. Throughout his career Andrew has also been appointed on various public sector boards and committees including Chairman at the Public Broadcasting Services Ltd, policy consultant to various Ministries, and advisor to the World Bank and the European Parliament. As a firm believer in developing intellectual capital through education, he has throughout his career introduced programmes of professional development for his various work teams, namely in EU food safety practices and HACCP procedures, benchmarking, ISO quality standards, international business development, facilities management, leadership and marketing. He is currently the CEO at the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.

Clare Agius Sparling

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Clare Agius is an Actress, TV Present and Producer who has been acting and hosting TV programmes, Events and Festivals since 1997 establishing herself professionally as one of Malta's leading personalities. With thousands of aired programmes to her name, she is renowned for her 'Natural Flair' for presenting and enjoys great success and following. As an actress, after receiving her theatre education at the Manoel Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts, Clare has been lead performing and collaborating in theatre work both locally and abroad and remains sought after for her authentic acting abilities. On TV and film she has remained renowned for her outstanding and memorable performance as Rita in 'Madonna tac-Coqqa'. Her international work includes prominent roles in BBC's Roman Mysteries, Polish TV's main drama Kryminalni and her latest role in the film 'Simshar'; Malta’s first Oscar contender. Clare has managed her career and learnt to be entrepreneurial from a very early age. She formed her first company - Clare Agius Media Productions in 2003 and later opened her 2nd business venture – a Holistic Chinese Clinic still running today which extends her philosophy of life to the public. Health and well being are central in her life and this is something she installs also in her 2 children. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 20 and qualified as a yoga instructor in October 2010. She has also completed several courses for her personal growth including Emotional Freedom Technique, Pranic Healing and Reiki. Clare has had a long time passion for flying and in August 2009 completed her studies and became a holder of a Private Pilot's license. Today she flies Cessnas 152 and 172. She considers herself a true Mediterranean woman and is keen to put her vast experience in production and operations to her new role within the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation.

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