JOHN GAUCI - LL.D, Adv. Trib. Eccl. Melit

John Gauci is the managing partner of Dr John L. Gauci & Associates, a firm which he founded in 2011.

Since being admitted to the bar in 2007, John has garnered knowledge in various fields of law, and he is an experienced litigator in civil and commercial disputes. His areas of expertise include contractual, corporate, real estate, conveyancing, development planning and employment legislation.

In addition, John regularly assists and represents high-profile clients in matters related to public procurement, both at a stage preceding tender bidding, as well as throughout the execution of a public contract.

ALISON ATTARD – FCCA, CPA, MBA (Heriot Watt), FIA

Alison Attard is an accountant by profession, holding an international qualification through the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and an MBA from Heriot Watt University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant warrant. She is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Her career and experience in the finance sector has evolved over the past thirty years through employment both in the public and private sector. She previously held the post of Commercial Manager on two major Contracts as part of the team that successfully completed the Mater Dei Hospital Project. She was later appointed as the Financial Controller, primarily responsible for the Finance and Procurement Unit as well as the funding and contractual issues associated with Malta’s Health Capital Projects, amongst which the Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre which was constructed by means of an ERDF grant.

She currently holds the post of Director Finance in a Government Agency responsible for the overall financial governance of the entity.

GABRIELLA MALLIA - B.Com (Hons, Management), M.A. European Studies

Over the past 20 years Gabby has acquired an excellent knowledge of EU funding and also has extensive work experience on project contract management required to implement major projects, policy development and training beneficiaries in preparation for implementation of EU funded projects. Having worked within the Foreign Commonwealth Office within the UK government and the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta, Gabby has a thorough understanding of the requirements and mechanism of the public sector and the procurement requirements. Thus, she seeks to provide the necessary guidance and assistance in ensuring the successful implementation of major public infrastructural projects whilst adopting the necessary public procurement procedures.

Over the years Gabby has been engaged to provide training to current and prospective beneficiaries of EU Funded projects to provide them with the necessary knowledge on the EU requirements, project management and public procurement requirements to successfully implement EU funded projects.