Dr Perit Jevon Vella
Deputy Director (Academic) of Institute for The Creative Arts Dr Jevon Vella is an architect and civil engineer by profession, and a conservation architect by training. His first degree was awarded by the University of Malta. In 2002, he graduated as
specialistà in restauro dei monumenti from the Università degli Studi di Roma, ‘La Sapienza’, and in 2007 defended his research thesis at the Facoltà di Architettura a Valle Giulia of the same university. He has also followed training at ICCROM, namely, the 3 rd International Course on the Conservation of Modern Architecture, and the 19 th International Course on Stone Conservation.
Vella has lectured at the Institute of Restoration Studies (Malta Centre for Restoration), and at the Institute of Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage (Heritage Malta). During his tenure, he developed the masonry heritage skills programme (MCAST), as well as higher education courses (University of Malta). Separately, he also drafted national professional standards for the MQC.
Between 2010 and 2014, Vella sat on the first Environment and Planning Review Tribunal. He joined MCAST in 2014, and the following year became DDPM. Since 2018, he has held the position of Deputy Director at ICA.
Vella is a warranted perit. He has served on the local committees of ICOM, ICOMOS, and DOCOMOMO.
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Deputy Director, Institute for the Creative Arts
Sean Pollacco is a Deputy Director at the Institute for the Creative Arts (ICA) responsible for courses at Levels 1 to 4. His role is to ensure the smooth running of the programmes and assist the Director in the implementation of
projects and other initiatives at the Institute.
Mr Pollacco graduated with an Honours degree in archaeology and a Master’s degree in geography from the University of Malta. He started his career in education at the Institute for Conservation and Restoration Studies, later rebranded as the Institute for Conservation and Management of Cultural
Heritage. In 2009 he joined the University of Malta as Principle Subject Area Officer at the MATSEC Board, heading the Office of Humanities and Commercial Subjects, where he gained experience as well as formal training in assessment. In 2020 he took on the Deputy Director position at the ICA.
Mr Pollacco also has experience in the performing arts and artistic productions, having among other things managed an international festival recognised by Festivals Malta for numerous years.
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Ms Claire Flores
Deputy Director (Resources) of Institute for The Creative Arts
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Mr Andrew Galea
Director of the Institute of Business Management and Commerce
Mr Andrew Galea graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in Tourism Studies in 2007, an M.A. in Tourism in 2012, and a Master in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship in 2017 from the University of Malta. Over the past years, Andrew worked within the tourism and cultural heritage industries. He occupied various roles in operations, business development, risk, sales, and marketing. Andrew was also a part-time lecturer and mentored a number of MCAST students in their entrepreneurship project.
Andrew has an interest in travel, cultural and local history.
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Ing Karl V.A. Camilleri
Deputy Director (Resources) - Institute of Business, Management and Commerce
Ing Karl V. A. Camilleri graduated from the UOM with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) in 1994. He achieved Chevening Scholar in 1999. Then Ing. Camilleri read for an MBA at Cranfield University (UK) and a Post Graduate in Marketing in 2000. He gained the status of Chartered Engineer in the UK, Warranted Engineer in Malta and EUR.ING. with the European Federation & National Engineers Association. He is a Fellow of the Association of Project Managers (UK), Member of the Chartered Institute of Management (UK), and the Chartered Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK). He is a fully qualified Prince 2 Practitioner and Energy Performance Efficiency assessor. Ing Camilleri has over seven years of lecturing experience in project management, operations management, strategy, business management, change management, risk management and marketing. He has over 20 years of industry experience as a senior manager, director, executive officer and senior consultant, having worked in a number key decision making positions in major energy, telecoms, consultancy, manufacturing & governmental organisations. Ing Camilleri has worked for a number of blue chip companies such as BOVIS Lend Lease, British Telecom, Openreach, Network Rail, London Underground, Maltacom, Enemalta, Marconi and ST Microelectronics. His academic Interests are project management, transportation, change management and strategy. His personal interests are 20th century history, fine arts and restorations. He has been Programme & Event Co-ordinator for Dar Tal-Providenza of their Annual Fine Arts Auction since 2011.
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