Mr.Philip Vella
Corporate Administration

Mr Philip Vella has attended St.Aloysius College and followed his studies in the commerce/accounts sector. He later achieved a Diploma in Teaching Physical Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with practice placements at St. Bernard’s Residential Home in Ireland, and Hospice Movement (Malta). During his Master’s Degree in Health and Social Care Management, Mr Vella researched for a study on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and SMEs’. He has worked in various areas with vulnerable individuals, young people and their families on a psycho-social level. Mr Vella has worked at Caritas Malta as a social worker and he has accompanied various groups for voluntary work in Kenya and Albania.

He started to lecture at MCAST at level 5 and level 6 in Health and Social Care subjects and delivered MCAST part-time courses in Emotional Intelligence & Relationships and in Conflict Resolutions. He worked as a Deputy Director at the Institute of Business and Commerce, as DDPM at ICS, and subsequently as ICS Director.

All of these experiences have bolstered his philosophy that the crux of any company/organisation’s success lies purely in understanding and investing in human capital which can encourage and shape a vision of academic VET success for all students.

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Mr Richard Curmi

Director of Corporate social responsibility

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Mr Oscar Borg
Director of Strategy & Special Projects

Mr Oscar Borg was educated at De La Salle College. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Malta. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Lancaster University (UK) and has worked for a number of years with various foreign companies in Malta and Belgium; engaged in garment manufacturing. He has held posts mainly in production engineering, production management and at a general management level. Mr Borg joined Malta Investment Management Co Ltd and later the Malta Maritime Authority, serving as Chief Executive for 15 years.

He is mainly interested in issues related to strategy, continuous process improvement and the design of management information and management control systems.

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Daniela Blagojevic

Director of Communications

Daniela Blagojevic joined MCAST in March 2020 as Director of Communications. Daniela is responsible for coordinating communications in support of the College's strategic priorities. Her role includes internal communications and engagement across the institution as well as external promotion and media relations.

For the past 20 years, she held managerial positions within public administration and worked in the areas of public policy, project management, communications, and public relations. In her previous role as Assistant Director at the Ministry for Education and Employment, she was responsible for policy and provision initiatives in lifelong learning. She was the National Coordinator for the implementation of the EU Agenda for Adult Learning, focusing on awareness-raising campaigns and promotional activities.

For seven years, she headed the Malta MEDIA Desk, an information office of the European Union's funding programme MEDIA, hosted by the Ministry for Culture. She was responsible for the development of national funds for the creative industries and organised industry training fostering international collaboration. Before this, she worked on the national communications campaign addressing environment and sustainable development issues.

She graduated in Communications from the University of Malta and completed a Master's in International Media Innovation Management (Berlin).
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