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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Ms Christine Cachia
Director of Communications

Ms Christine Cachia has been working in public relations and communications since 2007 when she joined the British High Commission in Malta as Press and Public Affairs Officer. She worked at the BHC for 11 years until she joined MCAST in May 2018. During her time at the High Commission, Christine obtained extensive training and experience in stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, social media management and VVIP visits. The highlight of her career is working with the UK Royal Family during their visits to Malta, including for CHOGM 2015, and working with the UK press during incoming visits by UK Ministers as part of Malta’s Presidency of the EU. Prior to joining the BHC, Christine worked as a journalist with a local TV station ONE, where she presented and produced two TV programmes on youth issues and education.


Christine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Malta in 2005, and with a Master’s Degree in English and the Media, also from the University of Malta, in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, Christine worked at radio station 89.7Bay and was a regular contributor to the university magazine Insite. Christine Cachia was a member of the national swimming team and represented Malta in a number of international events including the Small Nations Games, FISEC Games, and the British Championships. Christine remains a sports enthusiast and played water polo with Sliema ASC for four years.

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